About the author: Don Eigler is a physicist at IBM's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, CA. His research is concentrated on creating and studying the physical properties of nanometer-scale structures. In 1989 Don demonstrated for the first time the ability to build structures at the atomic level by spelling out "I-B-M" with individual xenon atoms. Since then, his group's research has been aimed at extending basic knowledge about the physics of atomic-scale structures and exploring the potential for atomic-scale logic and data-storage technologies. The group's results include the invention of "quantum corrals," discovery of the "quantum mirage" effect, and demonstration of a fundamentally new way to transport information through a solid. Don received both his bachelors and doctorate degrees from the University of California San Diego and was named its Outstanding Alumnus of the year in 1999. Don has been recognized for his accomplishments with numerous prizes from scientific societies, most recently the Davisson-Germer Prize awarded by the American Physical Society. He was named an IBM Fellow in 1993, the highest technical honor in the IBM Corporation.
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