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The French collected the smallest house on the tip of the fiber

Scientists from the Institute Femto-ST  assembled a microscopic house, adjusting its details to each other with nanometer accuracy. They performed this filigree work with the help of the μRobotex system: the thin silicon membrane was cut into a controlled ion flow, and then they were combined in the right order and placed on the tip of the optical fiber.

All the action took place in a vacuum chamber, and the process can be controlled and the final result can be observed with the help of an electron microscope. Further research in this direction will allow to collect nanostructures for the delivery of certain molecules to the human body.

The size of the miniature living space is 300 × 300 μm. 1 μm is equal to 0.0001 cm.

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