Watch as experts from the University of Nottingham use a sophisticated combination of ion beam writer and electron microscope 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 (Futurity).
University of Nottingham researchers have also user the ion writer to carve all 118 elements of the periodic table into a single human hair.
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