Happy Nano Day 2021! Celebrate with a virtual journey through the MIT.nano cleanroom.

October 9 or 10/9 is National Nanotechnology Day—the day we celebrate the potency of the world at the scale of one nanometer, 10-9 or one billionth of a meter.

This year, we invite you to step (virtually, of course) inside MIT.nano. Follow along with Jorg Scholvin, Assistant Director of User Services at Fab.nano, as he fabricates a photo of MIT electrical engineering students onto a silicon wafer coated with a layer of aluminum just 50 nanometers thick! Along the way, you'll get a glimpse of MIT.nano's cleanroom, discover the importance of bunny suits and amber lighting, and learn some of the same techniques and methods used to build the microchips, sensors, and other technologies that power our world.