Vladivostok ‘nano-painters’ draw “Putin” and “Mona Lisa”

Scientists at the thin-film laboratory of Vladivostok-based Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) have mastered the art of making nano-portraits, the Russian media Rosbalt have reported.

According to Alexander Samarda, an associate professor of FEFU’s computer systems department, the nano-portraits are created on a 50-nanometer thick polymer film pre-applied to a silicon substrate.

“By using an electronic beam two nanometers in diameter, we can draw any shapes and figures with precision,” the scientist explained.

The FEFU lab has already created a few ‘nano-masterpieces,’ including nano-portraits of President Vladimir Putin of Russia, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, and even a nanostructured copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa (or La Gioconda).

“We can place about 40 nano-portraits of the Russian president on a section of a hair,” Mr. Samarda said.

First published in East-West Digital News.

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