fredag den 23. april 2010

The world just got a little smaller

Kort gør verden mindre ... eller også er det omvendt ...

Maps are making the world smaller ... or vice versa ...


The world just got a little smaller. IBM scientists have created a complete 3D map of the world measuring only 22 by 11 micrometers. The nano-world was “written” – on a polymer - at this size 1000 world maps could fit on a grain of salt*. In the relief, one thousand meters of altitude correspond to roughly eight nanometers. It is composed of 500,000 pixels, each measuring 20 nm2 and was created in only 2 minutes and 23 seconds.

Published in Science and Advanced Materials, IBM scientists have demonstrated a new technique that uses a nanoscale tip to create 2D and 3D patterns and structures as small as 15 nanometers at greatly reduced cost and complexity. This patterning technique opens new prospects for fabricating nanosized electronics and objects in fields ranging from future chip technology to opto-electronics to medicine and life sciences. [...]

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