Cover of AIR Volume 2 Issue 4
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July/August 1996

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This "micro-space shuttle" on the front cover is actually a photomicrograph (magnification approx.240,000) of a single layer of silver on a gold surface. THe fingerlike growth of the silver was diffusion-driven. Each shade represents a different atomic level. Photo: Michael Ross, Almaden Research Center, IBM Research Division, San Jose CA.