In Canada, we created the smallest snowman

Scientists, though, and people are very busy, but at the same they are not alien to the desire for fun and celebration of different events. The truth here is, sometimes this "fun" is extremely specific. For example, a group of scientists from the Laboratory of nanofabrication Western University in Ontario has created the world's smallest snowman today. But just do not get to see him: for this you need an electron microscope, as growth in snegovichka only 3 microns.

In Canada, we created the smallest snowman

Despite the name, "snowman", this microscopic figure is made not of snow. It is based on 3 0 quartz sphere diameter 9 microns each, which are made and attached to each other by means of electron beam lithography. Eyes and smiling mouth "nanosnegovika" cut using the focused ion beam, and platinum was used, which application is also performed using ion beam for making hands and nose.

In Canada, we created the smallest snowman

The world's smallest snowman

It should be said that this figure of a snowman is designed not only for fun but also for developing new nanofabrication technology that will be used in the future. I would also like to note that the previous record was held by scientists from the UK. Their snowman was "blinded" in 2009 and was at a height of 0, 01 mm anti-0, 003 millimeters at the kid from Canada.