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Interactive Java Tutorial:
Hunting For Silicon Creatures

This interactive tutorial reveals how we search computer chips for silicon creatures and doodling that can be corralled in the Silicon Zoo. Operating instructions appear directly beneath the tutorial window.

To operate this tutorial, use your mouse cursor to move the white circle (click and drag) within the boundaries of the Translation viewfield. The area encapsulated by the circle appears in the microscope port. Probe around the Translation viewfield with the white circle to examine all regions of the chips' surface.

You can utilize the Zoom slider to increase or decrease the magnification (zoom in or out) on the chip. When you want to magnify an area on the chip, use the Magnification radio buttons to increase the microscope magnification. There are two creatures on this chip---can you find them? Hint: one creature is "hiding" and slightly out of the picture at the highest magnification.

Contributing Authors

Mortimer Abramowitz - Olympus America, Inc., Two Corporate Center Drive., Melville, New York, 11747.

Matthew J. Parry-Hill and Michael W. Davidson - National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, 1800 East Paul Dirac Dr., The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 32310.


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