The Kanji characters for "atom." The literal translation is something
like "original child."
[Lutz & Eigler]
Title : Carbon Monoxide Man
Media : Carbon Monoxide on Platinum (111)
The artist, Zeppenfeld, was known to go through playful moods, leaving
behind a series of images in the lab notebooks, none of which were
serious in nature.
[Zeppenfeld & Eigler]
Title : The Beginning
Media : Xenon on Nickel (110)
Artists have almost always needed the support of patrons (scientists
too!). Here, the artist, shortly after discovering how to move atoms
with the STM, found a way to give something back to the corporation
which gave him a job when he needed one and provided him with the
tools he needed in order to be successful.