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It is also that everybody has slightly different variations of cone sensitivity, with slightly different peek wavelengths for the different cones.
I suspect that if it was an iron atom then it would be like a piece of iron yes ?...
I am not even sure (although maybe others might be able to comment) if the protons and neutrons remain distinct entities within the nucleus, or if the quarks from one proton mingle with quarks from neutrons and other protons.
Actually, I am not sure we can possibly know.We know there will be a massive area (most of the apple) which is filled with nothing but electrons poping up here and there, but actually we do noty know what an electron looks like. What we know about an electron is that it has a particular mass, and a particular electric field, but not what it actually looks like. We cannot even tell where exactly the electrons are at any moment in time, only to assign probabilities to where they might be.Within the core of the apple, there will be a minute region (maybe 1/40000th of the whole apple) in which there will be an increadably heavy nucleus. But even this nucleus, depite the fact that we know (or at believe) that the nucleus contains protons and nuetrons (in fact, even these protons and neutrons are merely combinations of quarks), and the have certain mass, and certain forces (electric and colour force) associated with them, we do not know what they might actually look like, and still yet do not know where they are, only where they probably might be at any one moment in time. I am not even sure (although maybe others might be able to comment) if the protons and neutrons remain distinct entities within the nucleus, or if the quarks from one proton mingle with quarks from neutrons and other protons.
Presumably one day we will be able to magnify down to that particular level and see what's gong on.
The atom is much smaller than the wavelength of light, so we will never be able to 'see' with light.
There are some new optics being investigated with materials that have a negative refractive index. In theory (and I think in a few very recent experminets) this allows you to resolve detail at a scale that is smaller than the wavelength of light you are using!I think this is going to become a very interesting field over the next few years...
Has anyone seen a picture of that STM that can pickup, move and place individual atoms? The inventor has created a small atomic picture or logo thing.But, if they cant be seen then how do they know they have moved them and how can they take a picture? Sorry but I'm a bit confused now!