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MIT Nano Observatory

The event will take visitors through a tour of how we make very small things using a process called lithography. We start with the idea of traditional lithography using light, and end with advanced techniques that use electrons. In addition, new techniques that take advantage of self-assembling processes and materials such as block copolymer will be demonstrated. Besides fabrication, visitors will be able to see real nanostructures using a variety of microscopy tools using electrons, ions, and fine-tip probes, and learn how they work. Exciting demonstrations will help learn these ideas. Additionally, we will present our research projects and their applications. The event is highly interactive and hands-on, tailored to engage everyone in discovering the exciting world of nano.