X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

World’s Smallest Periodic Table Fits on a Single Hair

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

Happy Birthday, Professor Martyn Poliakoff! Your lab-mates at the University of Nottingham’s Nanotechnology Centre have made you a birthday present.

worlds_smallest_periodic_table_hair_strand

By taking a single strand of Poliakoff’s hair (and a mighty head of hair he has) and subjecting it to a nano-etching technology, they managed to etch the entire periodic table onto a single strand of the hair. The entire thing is just 100 microns wide and 50 microns high. By irradiating the hair with ions of Gallium, tiny bits of the hair are flaked off, producing the microscopic table of elements.

I don’t know about you, but I’m going to need my reading glasses to see that for sure.

[via io9 via The Daily What]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Hidden Figures & Subplots

Hidden Figures & Subplots

Deal: IllumiBowl Germ Defense

Deal: IllumiBowl Germ Defense

Firebiner Multitool

Firebiner Multitool

Advertisement
Hennessey Performance Venom F5’s Sexy Interior Revealed

Hennessey Performance Venom F5’s Sexy Interior Revealed

Devel Sixteen Makes More than 5,000 Horsepower

Devel Sixteen Makes More than 5,000 Horsepower

Stock McLaren 720S Puts Down Trio of Sub-10 Second 1/4 mile Runs

Stock McLaren 720S Puts Down Trio of Sub-10 Second 1/4 mile Runs