June 1, 2006 11:28 AM   Subscribe

On the heels of microscopic jewelry rides golden buckyballs (full text).
posted by Mr. Six (11 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
posted by agregoli at 11:57 AM on June 1, 2006

In a similar spirit, if not quite the same concept, is this jewelry.
posted by twsf at 11:59 AM on June 1, 2006

These hollow golden cages ("bucky gold") have an average diameter >5.5 Å, which can easily accommodate one guest atom inside.

posted by sonofsamiam at 12:02 PM on June 1, 2006

The pictures in the first link are mind-boggling.
posted by Zozo at 12:04 PM on June 1, 2006

Oh, so amazing! I love this one especially. There are some extraordinary carved rice grain miniatures around the world.
posted by nickyskye at 1:36 PM on June 1, 2006

Not really related to the technology in this post, but near to the heart of its process and meaning is Chuck Close.
posted by Mr. Six at 1:42 PM on June 1, 2006

V.v nice. Much nano art is trivial (molecules assemble themselves, duh!) but for really designed nano art, look at paul rothemunds work (god he's such a frikin genius).

See also my earlier post.
posted by lalochezia at 1:56 PM on June 1, 2006

.. um, except they're not buckyballs, or fullerene shaped, or Au60, they're pyramids or something with 16-18 atoms.

still kinda cool though.
posted by sergeant sandwich at 3:29 PM on June 1, 2006

Show me some of these "atoms", Democritus, and I might believe you.
posted by IndigoJones at 6:07 PM on June 1, 2006

(Crack quoted from Burr Shafer. I cannot tell a lie nor steal another man's jokes)
posted by IndigoJones at 6:11 PM on June 1, 2006

Finally, the answer to how many Elvii can sing on the head of a pin...Just one.
posted by phirleh at 5:35 AM on June 2, 2006

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