A Microscopic Olympic Torch: DNews Nuggets

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While trying to make an antenna to help funnel a wave of light into and out of a quantum particle, a student accidentally reproduced the Olympic 2012 torch on the nanoscale. Peter Kremer, a 28-year-old PhD student at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, created the tiny torch, which measures nine micrometers in length — 100,000 times smaller than the original. The nano-sized torch is 1,600 nanometers wide at the top and 80 nanometers at the base. Kremer wanted to give the torch to his friends as a memento of the Olympic games, but unfortunately, the torch can only be seen with a scanning electron microscope. via Yahoo News

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