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Pratibha Gai

"One day I was testing my instrument and with my own eyes, for the first time in the world, I saw atoms working in a chemical reaction, changing their atomic structure, and it was absolutely thrilling."

Gai created an atomic resolution environmental microscope by drilling holes in its imaging lense. The microscope images chemical reactions at the atomic scale.

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Interview - Pratibha Gai's award-winning focus

Pratibha Gai, the 2013 L'Oreal-Unesco Women In Science European Laureate discusses the importance of encouraging women in science and her breakthrough in modifying a transmission electron microscope so thatgas-solid reactions could be observed at the atom level.

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