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Researchers from IBM managed to break the record by making the world’s smallest movie.

The film uses atoms as an actor in a movie called “A Boy And His Atomic” lasted 1 minute 35 seconds.

The film is made using stop-motion technique, which the researchers move atoms one by one on top of the copper material as reported Popsci.com, Friday (03/05).

Using the scanning tunneling microscope (STM) weighing 2 tons, which is cooled to minus 267.78 degrees Celsius atom capable of zooming as much as 100 million times, researchers managed to create a 242 frame movie.

Atoms are spherical image in the film, is actually composed of two atoms together to form molecules of carbon monoxide. With a robotic arm which is very small, the atoms are moved only by pushing.

In the filmmaking world’s smallest, required four peneiliti who worked alternately for 10 to 18 hours a day. And besides, researchers have moved the atoms is as much as 10 thousand times.