All About Trivia

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

What is the Smallest Guitar in the World?


A guitar carved from a block of silicon and based on a Fender Stratocaster measured 10 micrometers long - 1/20 of the thickness of human hair. Each string was 0.05 mm (1/500 in) thick, equivalent to 100 atoms laid end to end. Made in order to demonstrate a new technology that could be used in fiber optics, displays and sensors. The strings on the guitar can be plucked with the right instruments, but produce a sound frequency which is too high to be heard by the human ear.

website promotion


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home