Carl Zeiss creates world's smallest football field
DDP/The Local · 17 Jun 2008, 11:58
Published: 17 Jun 2008 11:58 GMT+02:00
The company created a so-called photomask on a piece of quartz crystal, onto which workers used an thermionic beam to “write” a 800 by 600 nonometre field, the company announced in Oberkochen on Tuesday.
The model is some 15 billion times smaller than an actual field and includes tiny football players just 15 nanometres high. The football has a diameter of just 20 atoms, and the project can only be viewed through a thermionic microscope.
According to Carl Zeiss, photomasks are generally used for semi-conductor assembly.