Megavolts Ep 6: Drilling at 10% of the speed of light

Monday 14 August 2023 10am

This episode Dr Christian Notthoff is in the control room breaking glass. With silver and gold 'bullets'.

Sounds a bit anarchic, but the result is silicon dioxide membranes with tiny holes that can be used as sensors and filters, and put to uses such as DNA sequencing, or detecting diseases.

But first we need to understand the fundamental processes at work. Breaking glass is more complex than you might think.

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