Thursday, September 01, 2005

Just What Every Writer Has Been Waiting For - A Pen That Writes In Nanometers

I was about to post one of my big "science news" posts when I came across what you're about to read, and thus decided to spare you of my other exciting science stuff.
See, I'm subscribed to like a gazillion science, space, technology news sites and am just as passionate about that as I am about writing/reading. The only difference is my music preference while I do one or the other.

Anyways (don't I always have this tendency of making a short story long??!), I stumbled across this:
Writing at the Nanoscale: 'Electro Pen' may impact a host of developing nanotechnologies


Written with the Electro Pen, the lines forming these words are 150 nanometers wide and less than one nanometer high. They are made of organic molecules.

At the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, scientists have developed a new chemical "writing" technique that can create lines of "ink" only a few tens of nanometers, or billionths of a meter, in width.

"Our new 'writing' method opens up many new possibilities for creating nanoscale patterns and features on surfaces.

Go over the picture with your mouse for an explanation.

(I think I'm not supposed to use the picture in the article but it's so cool I couldn't resist. I'd only leave it here for a couple of days. Promise).

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7 comments:

Georganna Hancock said...

So, this is for, like, when you only feel like writing a little, eh?

Melly said...

LOL Georanna.

Or we can fit a novel in one page. No more writing hundresds of them.

And hey, are you mocking my Canadian heritage here?
You know how to spell Canada right?
'C' eh 'N' eh 'D' eh

ME Strauss said...

So, if it writes in nanometers does that mean you fit more on the page or that you get done in nanoseconds??

Melly said...

Nanoseconds - LOL - I wish.

easywriter said...

I want an elctropen!

Melly said...

Easywriter, you're back :)

But hey, stand in line. We all want one ;)

Leonel Angus said...

Whatever...