Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre

'Nano-Prospectus' on a Bramley apple seed

Apple seed
Dr Chris Parmenter from the nmRC has created a ‘Nano-Prospectus’ on a Bramley apple seed! Chris etched a QR code onto the seed which links through to a UoN prospectus.

 In order to complete this, beforehand, the Bramley apple seed was coated in platinum. The pattern was milled into the seed using the Zeiss Crossbeam 550 (High Resolution Cryogenic Analytical and Transfer Scanning Electron Microsope, HR-CAT-SEM) which took around an hour to complete. Images were acquired on the SEM and a Leica M205A Light Microscope.

 You can watch the UoN TikTok that was created here.

Posted on Wednesday 30th March 2022

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