would it be possible to pick up an object by one of its atoms so when you pulled on the atom upwards, the entire object would lift along with it
for instance, if you had an extremely small robot arm that could grab hold of a single atom of , lets say a 1 inch by one inch aluminum cube, if the arm started to lift the atom upwards, would the atomic bonds hold and would the entire object lift together held up by a single atom?
would this be possible to achieve? if not ,what would have to happen to allow for this situation to happen? if it is possible, what would be the practical applications ?