Saturday August 10, 2013
The Lonely Mountain, home to nanodragons. The surface of this sample is coated with a rough, mountainous substance - likely created when the top layer of my sample (a photoresist) didn’t hold up well to a reactive plasma that I was shooting at the sample. One bit of the rough surface juts up like a mountain above the rest, where it seems to bend space around itself. This phenomenon is known as charging, and happened when the mountain started accumulating enough negative charge from the scanning electron beam that it started repelling the electron beam itself.