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There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom is the title of a famous lecture given by physicist Richard Feynman at an American Physical Society meeting at Caltech on December 29 , 1959 . Feynman considered the possibility of direct manipulation of individual atoms as a more powerful form of synthetic chemistry than those used at the time. Conception Feynman considered a number of interesting ramifications of a general ability to manipulate matter on an atomic scale. He was particularly interested in the possibilities of denser computer circuitry, and microscopes which could see things much smaller than is possible with scanning electron microscopes . These ideas were later realized by the use of the scanning tunneling microscope , the atomic force microscope and other examples of probe microscopy and storage systems such as Millipede , created by researchers at IBM . Feynman also suggested that it should be possible, in principle, to do chemical synthesis by mechanical manipulation.
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