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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Nano soccer pitch etched onto glass

A German scientist has used nanotechnology to create what he believes is the world's smallest soccer pitch.

Dr Stefan Trellenkamp, from the University of Kaiserslautern, made the pitch by using an electron beam to engrave lines onto a tiny piece of acrylic glass.

The pitch measures 500 by 380 nanometres and can only be seen through an electron microscope.

"I am really, really proud," the nanotechnology researcher says.

"The only problem is that I really don't know what to do with it. I can't put it on show as no one can see it," he says. "I guess it'll just stay in my drawer for the time being."

Trellenkamp says it took him a whole day to etch the pitch, which is so small that 20,000 of them could fit onto the tip of a human hair.

(Excerpts are drawn from:/


At July 06, 2006 1:31 AM, Blogger Kathy said...

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At July 06, 2006 9:13 AM, Blogger Mike said...

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At July 06, 2006 12:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really surprising. But people must get to know about it for the hardwork and efforts you have put in. So, I am forwarding this link to my friends list and in turn they will to their friends, and probably you may get back your link even.

Vasantha - India.

At July 06, 2006 12:51 PM, Blogger Mike said...

Thanks for your kind words Vasantha.
You are welcome here again and again. :)



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