Mini Lisa is a 30 x 40 micron gray-scale QVGA rendering of Leonardo's Mona Lisa
On the left appears a grey scale image of the real Mona Lisa, while on the right appears an image showing the variations in heat required to create Mini Lisa
The TCNL atomic force microscope in action
TCNL image of Ansel Adams' Rose and Driftwood, illustrating how the heated cantilever and tip render the image
Professor Jennifer Curtis "painting" the 30-micron Mini Lisa
Schematic of a simple atomic force microscope with a heated cantilever and tip
Arguably the world’s most famous painting, da Vinci's Mona Lisa has now been copied onto the world’s smallest canvas at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Associate Professor Jennifer Curtis' "Mini Lisa" is one-third the width of a human hair, with details as small as one-eighth of a micron. Mini Lisa demonstrates the flexibility of a new nanolithography technique that can vary the surface concentration of molecules on very small portions of a substrate.
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