In the first episode, we pass from the micro world of the 20th century to the nanoworld of the 21st. We discover how, by forgetting the traditional fabrication of objects from blocks of raw material, the idea of assembling objects atom-by-atom came about.
It all began with a microscope that could touch upon atoms . . . If they could be touched, why not pushed and collected? And chance played a hand in the first structures – nanotubes. Structures with astonishing properties, since, at this scale, the behaviour of matter changes. As initial applications were conceived, industrial and economic issues arose, leading Europe, the United States and Asia to make impressive efforts to master the techno science of the 21st century.
We will be guided by the first discoverers and researchers at the forefront, several of whom several are now Nobel laureates. With them, we will approach the ultimate logic of nanotechnologies whereby any object can theoretically be assembled from atoms!
Partner(s) : France Televisions en partenariat avec Eurovision Science et la commission Européenne, DG Recherche, AVEC LE SOUTIEN de la région Languedoc-Roussillon, du CNC, de l'Angoa et de la Procirep, d'Europe Images International, Produit AVEC LA COLLABORATION de la RTBF, UR , TFO
Broadcaster(s) : France 5, RTBF, UR (suède), TFO(Canada) , 3SAT (Allemagne), RTP (Portugal), Planeta (Pologne), EETV (Estonie), TV3 (Espagne)
Director(s) : Charles-Antoine de Rouvre et Jérôme Scemla
Author(s) : Charles-Antoine de Rouvre et Jérôme Scemla
Year : 2009Duration : 52 minutes
Silver Dragon Award - CISEP 2010 (China) Video price of the scientific survey to the festival of the Scoop to Angers 2009 Prize Television to Roberval 2010 Bayer Price Science Film Award of the Science Film Festival in 2010 to Bangkok Special jury prize of the festival TELEFILMED 2010