• Question: how difficult is it to work with the chips

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      Asked by maeve:) to Aoife, Brian, Conor, Louise, Matthew on 16 Nov 2016.
      • Photo: Louise Mc Grath

        Louise Mc Grath answered on 16 Nov 2016:

        Hi there!

        I am not sure what you mean when you say chips, because I work with electrodes that are fabricated onto chips (silicon wafer with metals on top). If you mean those then I think they are easy to work with.

        If you mean potato chips then yeah it is very hard for me to work with!

        If you want to just ask the question again in the comments and I can answer the question properly then!

        Louise =)

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        Matthew Kitching answered on 16 Nov 2016:

        Hi there,

        I find it difficult to work with potato chips – I eat them all too quickly and then get sleepy! 🙂

        But I get to work with special chips (which we can print) that can help control when and where chemical reactions happen on them.

        The main difficulty is making sure you don’t damage the chips (as they can be quite delicate) – but you get used to using them so its not too bad!

        hope that answers your question – let me know if you want to know more 🙂