Following my retirement, we have closed our company for new business.

Please do not hesitate to contact me directly, our email portal remeains open and I would be delighted to hear from you and provide ongoing support or advice.

Richard Thomson

support@rta-instruments.com

Companies represented up to the end of December 2023. Please now contact them directly.

k-Space Associates, Inc.
Phone: +1 (734) 426-7977
requestinfo@k-space.com
https://www.k-space.com

STAIB INSTRUMENTS GmbH
Phone: +49 8761 76 24 0
sales@staibinstruments.com
https://www.staibinstruments.com/

Thursday 6 May 2010

Etch every mountain?

IBM scientists are undoubtedly clearly clever chaps but do they have a bit too much time on their hands? Last month they reported on a novel nano-milling technique based on STM/AFM technology to create patterns and structures on the nanometre scale. To demonstrate the technique's capability did they produce a low critical dimension, high speed CMOS based IC? No. They did, however, produce:

A 25-nanometre high 3D replica of the Matterhorn Alpine mountain that soars 4,478 m, created in molecular glass on a scale of 1:5 billion.
A complete 3D map of the world measuring  22 by 11 micrometres created on a polymer in only 2 minutes and 23 seconds.

Full details, including a video clip are available via: www.zurich.ibm.com/news/10/nanopatterning.html and www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/29983.wss

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