Do you know what is nanoropes? Using this technology to create sculptures that are smaller than one millimeter. In this post Bigbitch will spoil those who love all things tiny: up ten tiny things created by human hands. Among them — a tiny snowman and a mini-Bible!
The snowman consists of two small beads of tin which have been welded together with platinum, usually used for calibration of electronic lenses of the microscope. Focused ion beam helped to make the eyes and smile of the snowman and make a tiny drop of platinum for the nose. This is the handiwork of a group member laboratory detection of quantum particles Dr. David Cox, who also did the snowman.
The smallest sculpture in the world
Sculpture less than 1 mm in height are produced through a process called nanoropes. They are too small to be visible to the naked eye. Consider them only under the microscope or on photographs. Mr. Horowitz has employed the technology of 3D printing.
After spending months working on the fragments, he invited the 45-year-old photographer from Chichester (West Sussex) to capture the sculpture in the photo under the microscope. Unfortunately, a few minutes after the photo shoot the work Hurwitz was destroyed by an accidental blow finger technique from the lab.
A Bible to read would be difficult, but this is not important. Russell berry, researcher at the nanotechnology Institute in Israel, engraved Hebrew Bible on a chip the size of a grain of sugar, in order to demonstrate the scale at which to operate. “Nano-Bible” written in ultra-thin silicon wafer with thickness less than 100 atoms, coated with a layer of gold. For engraving of the Hebrew letters, the researchers used the same focused ion beam, cutting out their unnecessary layers of gold. Combining modern technologies and ancient practices, the team has named the process of engraving chip “poetic beauty”. The nano-Bible on display in the Shrine of the book Israel Museum.
“Micro-Thinker” with a height of 20 millionths of a meter about two times more erythrocytes. On a tiny model of the visible fingers and even muscles.
Miniature postal service
Less than a movie
This is no joke, this movie is really created by moving single atoms around in a circle and shot through a huge microscope.
IBM is exploring new possibilities in atomic scale memory. Soon it will be possible to press the play button and meet a boy who befriends an atom.
A 3D sculpture of a bull
Sculpture’s size is only 10 by 7 micrometers (one micrometer is one thousandth of a millimeter). The bull is the smallest three-dimensional sculpture ever created.
David Smith, a train enthusiast from new Jersey, created this train with a utility knife for craft and their steady hand.
The train operates on a standard rotating engine with a length of 51 mm, which is cut from the molding plastic. David took a little more than 6 pounds (455 rubles) to make your model train.
They created flat origami designs by cutting thin plastic sheets, then grow the cells that filled the seams of the tiny plates. In his early works to create the samples used connective tissue cells of animals (which, as a rule, help to heal wounds). Later used cells of rat heart. Takeuchi and his colleagues hope that this process will ultimately help to create artificial blood vessels and other biological tissue.