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Molecular Measuring Machine
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Molecular Measuring Machine
NIST's experimental Molecular Measuring Machine for ultraprecise two dimensional measurements was recently installed in an ultraclean laboratory in one of the Advanced Measurement Laboratory's underground metrology wings. The instrument is designed to be operated by remote control from the adjoining room to minimize environmental disturbances. Even before being installed in the new building, the instrument has been used to draw lines on silicon as small as 10 nanometers wide and 4 nanometers high. It can also measure the placement of nanometer-scale features with subnanometer resolution. Courtesy HDR Architecture, Inc./Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing Disclaimer: Any mention of commercial products within NIST web pages is for information only; it does not imply recommendation or endorsement by NIST. Use of NIST Information: These World Wide Web pages are provided as a public service by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). With the exception of material marked as copyrighted, information presented on these pages is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
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