Who designed it: Dustin W. Carr a 1994 graduate from OSU.
With the help of Harold G. Craighead, a professor of engineering
and physics at Cornell University.
Where : At Cornell University
When : April 1997
Definition : A nano guitar
Size : The size of a blood cell, it has six strings them
being about 50 nanometers or 100 atoms wide.
1 nanometer = 1 billionth of a meter
Human hair = 200,000 nanometers wide
Strings of the guitar = about 50 nanometers wide
What plucks the strings: An atomic force microscope that
releases a beam of electrons
Applications : Can have a huge impact in telecommunications
even biological research
In what way will it contribute to biological research?
"If people can measure the force that drives individual
cells, that gives them information about how they work
If scientists are able to move cells this will then give
them the idea of how they operate which will have a huge
impact in medical research.