Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors
Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Nanotechnology Students Make World's Smallest Images of Stephen Colbert

The smallest likeness of Stephen Colbert in the world, "Micro Colbert". 
Four micro sized images of Stephen were fabricated in a clean room environment on a silicon wafer by two nanotech undergrad students at the University of Waterloo.
The smallest likeness of Stephen Colbert in the world, "Micro Colbert". Four micro sized images of Stephen were fabricated in a clean room environment on a silicon wafer by two nanotech undergrad students at the University of Waterloo.

Abstract:
The world's smallest images of Stephen Colbert were made by two undergraduate nanotechnology engineering students. John Maier and Erin Bedford fabricated four micro sized images of Stephen Colbert in a clean room at the University of Waterloo.

Nanotechnology Students Make World's Smallest Images of Stephen Colbert

Waterloo, Canada | Posted on April 6th, 2011

The world's smallest images of Stephen Colbert were made by two undergraduate nanotechnology engineering students. The students, John Maier and Erin Bedford, fabricated four micro sized images of Stephen Colbert (www.microcolbert.com). The two students are graduating from the Nanotechnology Engineering program at the University of Waterloo. The smallest of the four images measured approximately 110μm by 130μm, while the largest measured 1.8mm by 2.3mm. The smallest feature size on the smallest image measured approximately 400nm across. Images were captured of each Colbert image using a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). The Micro Colbert images were made from a micrometer thin layer of aluminum that was sputtered on to the substrate through a photoresist pattern.

A layer of chrome metal was deposited on a blank wafer followed by a silicon nitride (SiN) layer, grown using plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD). The SiN layer was then dry etched using reactive-ion etching (RIE). A layer of aluminum was then deposited on the wafer using sputtering and treated, completing the wafer fabrication. Lithography techniques were used throughout the process to generate the designed patterns.

John Maier (www.johnmaier.com) and Erin Bedford (ca.linkedin.com/pub/erin-bedford/16/2b4/614) are part of the second graduating class of the new Nanotechnology Engineering program at the University of Waterloo. "Hopefully Stephen will cover it on the show and help to get kids excited about nanotechnology," John said. During the course of their co-op degree, Erin has interned at the University of Albany, Xerox Research Center of Canada and EMPA in Switzerland. John has interned at Broadcom Corporation, the National Research Council of Canada and Facebook.

For more information on Micro Colbert please visit the website www.microcolbert.com, or follow the pages on Facebook or Twitter.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
John Maier

Copyright © John Maier

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Imaging

SMART announces a revolutionary tech to study cell nanomechanics: New research discovery enables scientists to study membrane mechanics of cell's nucleus, revolutionising the understanding of metastatic cancers as well as opening the doors for identification of stem cells for the September 20th, 2019

News and information

SMART announces a revolutionary tech to study cell nanomechanics: New research discovery enables scientists to study membrane mechanics of cell's nucleus, revolutionising the understanding of metastatic cancers as well as opening the doors for identification of stem cells for the September 20th, 2019

Nano bulb lights novel path: Rice University engineers create tunable, nanoscale, incandescent light source September 20th, 2019

The future of materials with graphene nanotubes starts in Japan September 19th, 2019

Tiny bubbles in our body could fight cancer better than chemo September 18th, 2019

Chip Technology

Nano bulb lights novel path: Rice University engineers create tunable, nanoscale, incandescent light source September 20th, 2019

The future of materials with graphene nanotubes starts in Japan September 19th, 2019

Uncovering the hidden “noise” that can kill qubits: New detection tool could be used to make quantum computers robust against unwanted environmental disturbances September 17th, 2019

A Quantum Leap: $25M grant makes UC Santa Barbara home to the nation’s first NSF-funded Quantum Foundry, a center for development of materials for quantum information-based technologies September 16th, 2019

Announcements

SMART announces a revolutionary tech to study cell nanomechanics: New research discovery enables scientists to study membrane mechanics of cell's nucleus, revolutionising the understanding of metastatic cancers as well as opening the doors for identification of stem cells for the September 20th, 2019

Nano bulb lights novel path: Rice University engineers create tunable, nanoscale, incandescent light source September 20th, 2019

The future of materials with graphene nanotubes starts in Japan September 19th, 2019

Tiny bubbles in our body could fight cancer better than chemo September 18th, 2019

Human Interest/Art

No ink needed for these graphene artworks: Artist employs Rice University lab's laser-induced graphene as medium for ultramodern art May 3rd, 2019

'Quantum Rhapsodies' performance explores quantum physics, its role in our universe April 5th, 2019

Disability Can Be a Superpower in Space Disabled astronauts offer unique solutions to emergencies in space May 17th, 2018

Weizmann Institute of Science Presents: Weizmann Wonder Wander - 4G - is Online June 21st, 2016

Printing/Lithography/Inkjet/Inks/Bio-printing/Dyes

Physicists make graphene discovery that could help develop superconductors: Rutgers-led research could reduce energy use, improve electronic devices August 1st, 2019

New record: 3D-printed optical-electronic integration June 18th, 2019

No ink needed for these graphene artworks: Artist employs Rice University lab's laser-induced graphene as medium for ultramodern art May 3rd, 2019

Researchers grow cells in 'paper organs' May 1st, 2019

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project