A team of scientists from the FEMTO-ST Institute (France), led by Jean-Yves Rauch, built the most unusual and undoubtedly smallest house in the world, only 15 microns in height, made of thin silica membranes. When it was created, a two-beam scanning electron microscope and a focused ion beam were used.
Scientists succeeded in creating several hundredths of a millimeter by several operations-cutting, etching, joining and welding. A snapshot of the nanodomik was made using a scanning electron microscope.
Obviously, there will hardly ever be tenants in this house. Although it could fit the smallest amoeba, the size of which is only a few micrometers. Even more miniature viruses, the size of which is about 20 nanometers or 0.02 micrometers, would consider this building a real palace.
The technologies developed during the “construction” process will certainly find use in the creation of tiny electronic devices, for example, nano antennas and sensors that will be implanted into the human body for medical purposes.js.src = “&version=v2.8”; 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));