BLOG
PERIODIC TABLE PRINTED ON HUMAN HAIR

Posted in Blog Archive

Posted by abeodbart December 24, 2010 at 9:01 am

image

“The table is so small that a million of them could be replicated on a typical post-it note.
Experts from the University’s Nottingham used a sophisticated combination of ion beam writer and electron microscope to carve the symbol of all 118 elements into the strand of hair. The team also used the same nano-writing technique to engrave the words “Merry Christmas” on a snowflake.

“Although writing on a snowflake is on one hand a bit of seasonal fun, it’s also a neat demonstration of the powerful capabilities of the tools that scientists use in the lab on a day-to-day basis,” says physics professor Philip Moriarty. The strand of hair used to create the periodic table was taken from the head of professor Martyn Poliakoff, an expert in green chemistry. His colleagues gave him the printed strand as a birthday present.”

COMMENTS
December 24, 2010 at 12:33 pm
spiderabc1 says:

Cool as f**k!


December 24, 2010 at 1:02 pm
ReliegiousMarie says:

Stunning: Makes you wonder how many periodic tables this man has on his head!


December 24, 2010 at 8:13 pm
Laura says:

awesome… careful, kids might start getting it printed on their hair to use in science exams… dun, dun, dun….

more discrete than the times table pencil ;)


STORE

New and exclusive items



FEATURED Infamous Brochure

Infamous Brochure
FIND OUT MORE
FIND OUT MORE