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Nano Trek

This is a really tiny Enterprise. This image won the prize for Best Ion MicroGraph in the 47th International Conference on Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication Bizarre/Beautiful Micrograph Contest. It was created and recorded by Takayuki Hoshino and Shinji Matsui of the Himeji Institute of Technology.
The space ship Enterprise NCC-1701D of Star Trek was fabricated in one-billionth scale by 30 kV Ga+ focused-ion- beam CVD using phenanthrene gas. Length 8.8 µm.

Link -via Bad Astronomy Blog

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