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Princeton Engineers Develop Low-cost Recipe for Patterning Microchips
September 2, 2007
Creating ultrasmall grooves on microchips--a key part of many modern technologies--is about to become as easy as making a sandwich, using a new process invented by Princeton engineers. The simple, low-cost technique results in the self-formation of periodic lines, or gratings, separated by as few as 60 nanometers--less than one ten-thousandth of a millimeter--on microchips.
Princeton University, Engineering School
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