Happy New Year 2014 greeting created by anodic oxidation nanolithography
The Asylum Research family wishes you a very happy and prosperous Chinese New Year in 2014, the year of the horse.
Our greeting this year was created by anodic oxidation nanolithography on silicon. A TIFF image of the original painting by Jason Jensen was imported into the software and used to control the tip bias voltage during “writing” which modulated the degree of silicon oxidation at each point. The patterned region was then scanned in AC mode to acquire the shown image. (Scan size is 20μm). Created and imaged using the MFP-3D™ AFM and MicroAngelo™.
The phrase written below the image in Chinese (Achieve immediate success) is a traditional Chinese New Year greeting that originates from a story about a victory that followed a long journey by horse, but we think it's also a very appropriate greeting to researchers who use Asylum Research AFMs.