Monday April 14, 2014
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Monday April 14, 2014

Monday April 14, 2014

Sometimes the view under an electron microscope can be positively scary. I’ll be scrolling along at low magnification, checking out some nanoscale features, when all of a sudden a colossus will loom huge above the nanolandscape. Sometimes I actually jump. Usually it’s a tiny microscopic speck of dust, shaped like a mountain or a monster or a sail. This is one of the largest I’ve seen, maybe a clothing fiber or a carpet fiber - it’s maybe 1/5 the thickness of a single hair. Fortunately, this monster’s presence wasn’t a problem, since I was only testing an etching recipe.