Nano Snowman

Meet the tiniest snowman ever created, measuring an amazing 0.01mm across (1/5 the width of a human hair). Although not actually made of snow, it sure is cute. In reality the tiny snowman is made from two microscopic tin beads welded together with platinum. Normally these beads are used to calibrate electron microscopes. David Cox, a nanotech expert at the National Physical Lab, used a focused ion beam to etch the smile and eyes and to deposit a bit of platinum for the nose; demonstrating the astonishing accuracy of his work. The artificial blue light really adds to the ambiance of this micro-creation.

3 Comments
  • audopilit
    Posted at 15:11h, 17 December Reply

    so cute I want one!

  • verminator470
    Posted at 13:02h, 27 December Reply

    Thats cool. I wonder how they get the snow effect in the blue pic.

  • helldeathtorchcow
    Posted at 00:20h, 01 September Reply

    thats cool.

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