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1 Billionth Scale Ion Model Of Enterprise-D | NERDESQUE

This Starship Enterprise NCC-1701D of Star Trek was fabricated by Takayuki Hoshino & Shinji Matsui, in one-billionth scale by 30 kV Ga+ focused-ion- beam CVD using phenanthrene gas for the The 47th International Conference on Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication Bizarre/Beautiful Micrograph Contest back in 2003, which is the equivalent of a couple centuries in internet years, or 49 dog years for people who keep track of things in dog years. The model measures a mere 8.8 micrometers long. (There are 1000 micrometers in 1 millimeter)

(Hits a bong)

Dude, that’s like…really small…

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