The smallest henge?


Scientists at the National University of Singapore, testing out a process called silicon micromachining, chose to make this Stonehenge microstructure with a proton beam writer. “The proton beam writer, housed at the NUS Centre for Ion Beam Applications, can focus proton beams to diameters of less than 50 nanometres (about 2,000th the diameter of a human hair).” Why they chose to make a Stonehenge replica is not mentioned on the site, but we’re glad they did!

This pseudo-Stonehenge, created on a silicon wafer, gets our highest score yet: 8 druids!

4 thoughts on “The smallest henge?

  1. Here’s the one near Stonehenge:

    Many thanks for your good words! A great deal of work has gone into this blog with no compensation, obviously, so it’s nice to have it appreciated.

    If there are any stories about the building of your strawhenge or how the idea came up or any other aspect of it, or any other info you would like to share, please send them to nancy.wisser at gmail dot com . Thanks!

  2. Thanks Nancy. Wow, that Strohhenge is a really good link . I was guessing there were others. It’s a very nice ‘henge’ they made there, for sure. Where is the link for the one near Stonhenge? Is it on your Conehenge site? Btw. this is a wonderful site. I am taking my time going through it reading all about the different types and sizes and materials and enjoying my stroll/browse as I go. You should be commended on the compilation of work posted here and the high quality how it is presented and evaluated.

  3. This is very cool! It makes the subconscious connection between rocks and computers, megaliths and microscopic circuitry, macro ‘chips’ and micro chips and triggers some very interesting comparisons.

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