This zoom video explores the inner-workings of a microchip. We start with a digital camera and transition to a scanning electron microscope. You'll see the tiny wires and the cris-crossing patterns of the microchip's circuits while learning a bit about why making it small is important.
Microchips are small, powerful, and improved by nanotechnology.
As a result of watching this video, learners will appreciate the intricate and very small nature of microchips.
As a result of watching this video, learners will appreciate how nanotechnology has improved the microchip.
Developed for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.
Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California Berkeley
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