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Posted: February 14, 2010
(Nanowerk News) It's Valentine's day - and they say that the best presents come in small packages. Nanotechnology scientists at Birmingham University's Nanoscale Physics Research Lab have taken this message to heart – their Valentine card, made of pure palladium, is only 8 nanometres in size; you can even see the atoms.
Making the card was also a work of love; clusters of palladium atoms bonded together on the surface of carbon and spontaneously arranged themselves into the world's smallest heart.