- For my class Introduction to Microelectronics and Nanotechnology in the fall of 2010, I was part of a three-person team that explored computer processor structures by observing them under the SEM and light microscopes.
Pentium I transistors imaged on the SEM and light microscope
We were able to see how the feature size got smaller in successive generations of the pentium processor.
Our measurements fit nicely on a known Moore’s Law curve.
Cutting with a diamond saw
Polished wafer ready for SEM imaging