Face Of The Day

Face-snowman

by Chris Bodenner

TDW:

Tis the season to be silly at the National Physical Laboratory, where scientists have constructed the world’s smallest snowman by shooting a focused ion beam at nano-scale tin beads used in the correction of electron microscope astigmatism. The final product measures a ridiculous 10 µm across 1/5th the width of a human hair. Check out the making of here.