Thus, then, advancing from atom
to molecule, from molecule to nebulous mass, from that to principal star, from star to sun, from sun to planet, and hence to satellite, we have the whole series of transformations undergone by the heavenly bodies during the first days of the world.
"Doubtless you do not hold with those (I need not name them to a man of your reading) who have taught that all matter is sentient, that every atom
is a living, feeling, conscious being.
There is one atom
of sense in what you have just said.
It is distinguished from the corpuscle, also the ultimate, indivisible unit of matter, by a closer resemblance to the atom
, also the ultimate, indivisible unit of matter.
The INFINITE DIVISIBILITY of matter, or, in other words, the INFINITE divisibility of a FINITE thing, extending even to the minutest atom
, is a point agreed among geometricians, though not less incomprehensible to common-sense than any of those mysteries in religion, against which the batteries of infidelity have been so industriously leveled.
This dazzling carpet, really a reflector, repelled the rays of the sun with wonderful intensity, which accounted for the vibration which penetrated every atom
It is so subtle, so difficult of analysis, that persons who are a little limited, or even simply persons of strong nerves, will not understand a single atom
His Behaviour however was entirely of a peice with his general Character; for what could be expected from a man who possessed not the smallest atom
of Sensibility, who scarcely knew the meaning of simpathy, and who actually snored--.
(and he himself an insignificant atom
in it) would go through fire and water, commit crime, die, or perform deeds of highest heroism, and so he could not but tremble and his heart stand still at the imminence of that word.
I know not, care not, for I deem no shame To hold men, flowers, and trees and stars the same, Myself, as these, one atom
in the whole.
Two very special fields of atomic physics, which can only be studied at extreme conditions, have been combined in this research project: Bose-Einstein condensates and Rydberg atoms
. A Bose-Einstein condensate is a state of matter created by atoms
at ultracold temperatures, close to absolute zero.
In order to study various defects formed by H or He atoms
in W, first of all, we optimized the crystal structure of the W supercell with and without the various defects formed by H or He atoms