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Nano Guitar
September 21, 2012

Totally pointless exercise in science/art but quite cool nevertheless. The Nano Guitar is only 10 micrometers long, made out of something called crystalline silicon. Reading about reveals the following: “Using high-voltage electron beam lithography at the Cornell Nanofabrication Facility, one of only two similar machines in this country, the structures were sculpted out of single crystal silicon on oxide substrates. A resist is used to pattern the top silicon layer. The oxide that is underneath this layer can be selectively removed using a wet chemical etch.”

Ok, I understood a little of that. But aparrently if plucked with something called an atomic force microscope it would resonate, but my hearing isn’t good enough to hear it! Neither is yours! Have a good weekend!

/harry