World’s Smallest Snowman

World’s Smallest Snowman

World's Smallest Snowman

This is the smallest snowman in the world, just 3 microns tall. For comparison, a human hair is about 75 microns thick.

The World’s Smallest Snowman stands less than 3 microns tall, is visible only by electron microscope.  Fabricated from three 0.9 micron silica spheres, stacked with the use of electron beam lithography.



The eyes and mouth were cut with a focused ion beam. The arms and nose are made of platinum.

World's Smallest Snowman

Images credit Western University Nanofabrication Facility, Ontario, Canada and Dr. Todd Simpson

source Western Nanofabrication Facility

By |2017-02-01T19:36:59+03:00Dec 23, 2016|Categories: Technology news|

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