Sometimes our samples get visitors.
In most cases, they’re simply little flecks of dust that have settled to the surface of our chips. Since most of the structures we’re making are so small, your average chunk of dust can be comparatively building-sized.
They usually scare the willies out of me when I’m zoomed into my structure, scanning the microscope across, and suddenly one of them looms into the field of view like a giant monster. Continue reading