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#1 8 years ago

This happens

The snowman is 10 µm across, 1/5th the width of a human hair.

The snowman was made from two tin beads used to calibrate electron microscope astigmatism. The eyes and smile were milled using a focused ion beam, and the nose, which is under 1 µm wide (or 0.001 mm), is ion beam deposited platinum.

A nanomanipulation system was used to assemble the parts 'by hand' and platinum deposition was used to weld all elements together. The snowman is mounted on a silicon cantilever from an atomic force microscope whose sharp tip 'feels' surfaces creating topographic surveys at almost atomic scales.

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#2 8 years ago

more like when physicists have far too much time on their hands.

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#3 8 years ago

I wonder if they ever made a tiny penis. You could get so many jokes out of it.

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#4 8 years ago
n0e;5164634more like when physicists have far too much time on their hands.


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