Monday September 15, 2014
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Monday September 15, 2014

Monday September 15, 2014

Nano Street Fight

Electron microscope image submitted by grad student Rajat Sharma of UCSD, who looked unsuccessfully with another grad student for a Brad Pitt-esque central character, before giving up and declaring the fight a total mess. They were testing the etching conditions for making a series of tiny uniform holes in silicon. These were the wrong etching conditions.

Sense of scale: each figure is roughly the size of a largeish virus - you’d have to stack 500 of them on top of each other to equal the thickness of a typical sheet of printer paper.