Meanwhile, In Trinity


final shamrock

A nano-sized shamrock whose stem is approximately 200,000 times smaller than a grain of salt – 500 of which could fit side by side on a single human hair –  etched on to a Trinity College Dublin silver lapel pin for the weekend that’s in it.


Yes No.

David Kinch writes:

I just wanted to send you this video of the AMBER [Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research Centre] Helium Ion microscope in Trinity College The video shows the etching of a Shamrock with a stem that is 200,000 times smaller than a grain of salt on to a lapel pin.
The pin will be presented to the recipient of the SFI (Science Foundation Ireland) St Patrick’s Day Science Medal in Washington DC TODAY at The Wild Geese Network of Irish Scientists’ by Prof Michael Morris, AMBER Principal Investigator. AMBER’s Helium Ion Microscope which is the only one in Ireland and one of only a handful in Europe….



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