Thursday, April 15, 2010

Old vs New

For the first time in a while (close to two years!) I did ``hands-on'' work in a lab today.  I also learned a new lab skill: How to cleave silicon wafers!  It's actually really simple, and I won't bore you with the details, but, here's the result:

Anyway, we needed to coat the little chiplets in gold, so we used a sputterer. The room in CCNY which has the sputterers has two of them, an old and a new.  See if you can guess which is which:


  1. you need to use the macro setting for that photo - - - if your camera has one . . .

  2. Alas, the crapcam on my phone barely takes discernible infinite-focus pictures...

  3. haha, well its still really cool. And the first one really looks like its from the Space Age