Thursday, 29 September 2011

World Record Holders

The 2012 Guinness Book of Records has been published - and we're in it!

The record is for the smallest periodic table.

We engraved the table on a strand of Professor Poliakoff's hair (see video below).

The publishers have put the record in the nanotechnology section!

You can also see our record on the book's website.

I picked up a copy of the book at Heathrow Airport and gave it to The Professor in Australia, where he is on a lecture tour.

He has proudly shown the entry to a few people already and mentions it in some of his presentations!

The engraving was done by experts at the University of Nottingham's Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Centre using a beam of gallium ions and an electron microscope.


  1. Wow! Congratulations, U of Nottingham!

    Did you have to apply for the record? Or, did the Guinness Book somehow find out about your efforts?

  2. That's the most impressive things I've seen in a while!!!