Nice uh? Yeah, but wrong. It is quite common when you make artistic representations of scientific issues, run the risk, not always consciously, to create confusion in physical concepts, scales, mechanisms, etc… Not a criticism, but I think it is important to consider, especially when speaking of very small scales (nanotechnology, quantum mechanics, particle physics…).
Read more in the source: Why fancy illustrations are so wrong (All That Matters).
Image credit: Andras Kis
Improving the performance of field-effect transistors (FETs) involves reducing the length and thickness of the channel between the source and drain electrodes. Andras Kis and co-workers have made an FET in which the channel is a single layer of MoS2 that is just 0.65 nm thick and 1,500 nm long: the black spheres in this schematic (which is not to scale) are Mo atoms; the yellow spheres are S atoms. The MoS2 layer also has a bandgap, which is crucial for many applications.