Sunday, 14 March 2010

Geek Award of the Year 2003

Scale 1: 1,000,000,000
Length : 0.0000088 metres

From Nerdesque:
This Starship Enterprise NCC-1701D of Star Trek was fabricated by Takayuki Hoshino & Shinji Matsui, in one-billionth scale by 30 kV Ga+ focused-ion- beam CVD using phenanthrene gas for the The 47th International Conference on Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication Bizarre/Beautiful Micrograph Contest back in 2003.

To put it in context - you could line up ten of them end to end within the thickness of a human hair (about 90 micrometers on average - 17 to 181 ┬Ám according to Ley).


Pushcat said...

I love it! Warren

Imogen said...

Don't lose it behind the sofa!