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ion-implantation graffiti

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Stencil graffiti has recently become very popular. I'd like to see some stencil graffiti that uses ion-implantation rather than aerosol paint.

The appeal of the ion-impantation graffiti would be both the beauty of the shimmering and translucent colour, and the shear impracticality. Another advantage would be the permanence since the graffiti forms part of the surface rather than a mere coating.

The problems encountered by the artist would include:
hauling the ion-implanter and power source;
finding and cleaning suitable flat surfaces (glass and polished metal would be best);
leaving the ion-implanter in place for several hours (so that sufficient ions are implanted).

xaviergisz, May 24 2007

Ion implantation http://en.wikipedia...ki/Ion_implantation
[xaviergisz, May 24 2007]

Molecular Beam Epitaxy http://en.wikipedia...ecular_beam_epitaxy
[hippo, May 24 2007]

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       Is this similar to MBE (Molecular Beam Epitaxy) Graffiti?
hippo, May 24 2007

       yep, and it's also similar to photolithographic graffiti.
xaviergisz, May 24 2007

       Could this be adaptated to tattooing?
MaxwellBuchanan, May 24 2007


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