Re: Nanotechnology

From: Marshall Burns (
Date: Sat Aug 01 1998 - 01:22:34 EEST wrote:

> A few years ago (4-5?) I read about some researchers at IBM using an
> electron microscope to move the atoms around on the surface of a
> silicon wafer. It took them several weeks to do it as I recall, but
> they spelled out IBM with atoms. It's a start, it's at the atomic
> level, but it ain't rapid and it was very material specific.
> I don't know the names of the researchers or what lab at IBM they
> worked in, but I think the article was in a magazine called Machine
> Design.

    The team was led by Don Eigler in IBM's lab in Geneva. A BRIEF description
of the experiment and a series of photos showing the atoms being moved into
position to spell "IBM" is in the "Micro- and Nanofabrication" section of my
book (, page 105.

Best regards,
Marshall Burns

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