To most of us dust is just something we clean off our furniture, but to scientists dust can cause big problems in the lab. Computer chips are put together and tested in what are called clean rooms. These environments use filters to limit the amount of particles of dust in the air. UC San Diego’s Janelle Shane explains how just one of these particles can ruin microscopic components.
The research highlighted in this video has been supported in part by the National Science Foundation.
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FEATURING: Janelle Shane, alum to the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego