Nanotechnology Scientists Put Complete Bible On A Tiny Pinhead Chip

25 December 2007 By Shashank

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Israeli scientists made it possible by inscribing the entire Hebrew text of Jewish Bible on a tiny pinhead chip which is less than half the size of grain of sugar. The Nanotechnology scientists at the Technion institute of Haifa said that the book was etched on a surface that measures less than .01 square inch.

It was written using a device called Focused Ion Beam (Fib).

“When we send the particle beam toward a point on the surface, the gold atoms bounce off of this point, thus exposing the silicon layer underneath,” Ohad Zohar, one of the project’s managers at Technion, said.

The microscopic bible was created by blasting tiny particles called gallium ions at an object that then rebounded, causing an etching affect.

The new technology is expected to be used in future as a way to store enormous amounts of data on bio molecules and DNA. Scientists also said that the aim of the project is to increase young people’s interest in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

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Nirmal says:

This is really amazing stuff, I wonder how they do this one! 😯

charlotte says:

wow thats amazing i do love the bible

charlotte says:

especially the jewish bible

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