What can you fit on one hair?

What can you fit on one hair?

The world's smallest periodic table!

Happy birthday Professor Poliakoff! Researchers at the University of Nottingham's Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Centre etched the entire Periodic Table on to a single strand of Professor Poliakoff's hair as a birthday present. The Periodic Table they created is so small it could fit onto a post-it note over one million times! This video tells you more:

When the researchers at the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Centre aren't making birthday presents with their machines, they study structures that are less than 100 nanometres (nm) in size - that's less than a billionth of a metre.

Nanoscientists work on a huge variety of projects including robotics, life-saving medical applications, green energy projects and computers.

To find out more about nanoscience, visit the NanoYou website.