3D chiseling on the nanoscale - IBM nanomilling machine has 'ultra-high precision'

04/25/2014 - 00:00

IBM scientists have invented a tiny “chisel” with a nano-sized heatable silicon tip that creates patterns and structures on a microscopic scale.

The tip, similar to the kind used in atomic force microscopes, is attached to a bendable cantilever that scans the surface of the substrate material with the accuracy of one nanometer.