Atomic love, in 3 dimensions
It's Valentine's day - and they say that the best presents come in small packages. Scientists at Birmingham University's Nanoscale Physics Research Lab
have taken this message to heart - their Valentine card, made of pure palladium, is only 8 nanometres in size; you can even see the atoms.
Making the card was also a work of love; clusters of palladium atoms bonded together on the surface of carbon and spontaneously arranged
themselves into the world's smallest heart. For further details see Phys Org article.
Friday 12 February 2010