Nano-cartography: knowing where to look
... the most famous developments in nanoscale mapping were the focus of the 1986 Nobel Prize in physics almost 30 years ago: the development of electron microscopy by Ernst Ruska and scanning tunnelling microscopy by Gerd Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer.
In the 1930s Max Ruska was one of two German scientists to improve resolution by developing the electron microscope, which scrutinises objects not with light but with electrons accelerated in a vacuum. The way the objects ... In 1981 Rohrer and Binnig ...
Heinrich Rohrer, Physicist, Dies at 79; Helped Open Door to Nanotechnology
New York Times
Dr. Rohrer and his colleague Gerd Binnig introduced the device, the scanning tunneling microscope, or STM, at an I.B.M. laboratory in Zurich in 1981, after decades of explosive growth in microscopy. The STM enabled scientists to make accurate images of ...
Science Is Not A Sports Race With Winners And Losers: Heinrich Rohrer
Heinrich Rohrer, born in the beautiful city of St. Gallen in the northwestern part of Switzerland , shared half of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physics with his colleague Gerd Binnig. The other half was awarded to Ernst Ruska, the German physicist who ...