The quantum mirage was discovered by three physicists at IBM's Almaden Research Center here: Hari C. Manoharan, Christopher P. Lutz and Eigler. They reported their findings in the cover story of the February 3, 2000, issue of Nature, a prestigious international scientific journal published in London. They used the same low-temperature scanning tunneling microscope (STM) with which Eigler and Erhard Schweizer first positioned individual atoms 10 years ago, spelling out the letters I-B-M with 35 xenon atoms
The electrons on the copper surface are trapped inside the circle formed by the iron atoms
The FAP assembler was a modification of SAP (Symbolic Assembly Program) that was originally written by United Aircraft for the IBM 704 vacuum tube computer
The monitor was controlled with control cards
Control cards for IBSYS were identified by having a '$' in column one with a Control Name following immediately after the '$'
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