The Jeol 2100F microscope, a new generation aberration-corrected electron microscope, allows a clear view of the palladium atoms. Explore further Citation: The World’s Smallest Spontaneous Atomic Valentine (2010, February 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-02-world-smallest-spontaneous-atomic-valentine.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. According to the physicists observing the atoms through the Lab’s JEOL 2100F microscope, Zhiwei Wang and David Pearmain, they watched with love, but really had absolutely nothing to do with the heart formation of the atoms.Sadly, the bright, beautiful palladium Valentine will not be given to a special lady. Being only 8 nanometers in size, it can’t be seen by the human eye, and cannot even be relied upon to stay in the smallest ring setting. But we can all admire the wonderful high-angle, very high-power shot of the world’s smallest and, arguably, prettiest naturally-formed Valentine.Although the palladium Valentine was a nice surprise for the scientists, they actually have other reasons for studying the palladium atoms. Professor Richard Palmer, head of the Laboratory explained:”Size-selected atomic clusters, of the kind which fused together to assemble the atomic heart, are of practical relevance as model catalysts; the palladium/carbon system is employed as a real industrial catalyst in the fine chemicals sector. Precise control of the atomic architecture of the clusters may lead to enhanced yield and especially selectivity in complex catalytic reactions, as well as reducing the number of metal atoms needed to catalyze the reaction.”The Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory was established in 1994 as the first centre for nanoscience in the UK. Four spin-off companies have been generated from the Laboratory since 2005. © 2010 PhysOrg.com More information: Information provided by: Professor Richard Palmer, The Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory, University of Birmingham. Platinum nanocatalyst could aid drugmakers (PhysOrg.com) — Palladium atoms placed on a carbon base spontaneously formed into an 8 nanometer heart at the University of Birmingham’s Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory this week. Just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Sheikh Hasina and Allama Shah Shafi in a thanksgiving rally for recognising Dawrae Hadith (Takmil) Certificate in Qawmi Madrasa with the status of postgraduate degrees held in capital`s Suharawardy Udyan on Sunday. Photo: BSSPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged the Alem-Ulemas of the country not to take laws in their own hands provoked by false propaganda on social media, reports UNB.”If anyone says anything against our prophet, his/her trial will be done as per laws of the land, we won’t take laws in our own hands…the law will take its own course,” she said.She also said, “We’ll give them [propagators] appropriate lessons so that they cannot spread such propaganda in the future.” The prime minister said this while addressing the Sukrana Mahfil (thanksgiving rally) for recognising Dawrae Hadith (Takmil) Certificate in Qawmi Madrasa with the status of postgraduate degrees of Islamic Studies and Arabic at Suhrawardy Udyan organised by Alem and Ulemas of Qawmi Madrasa under Al-Haiyatul Ulia Lil-Jamiatil Qawmia.To prevent false propaganda in social media, she said, the government has enacted the cybercrime law.Hasina said she knows various types of propaganda are being spread on social media and urged all not to believe those. “We’ve enacted the Cybercrime Act, if anyone spreads false propaganda that person’s trial will be booked at once and put on trial under the law of the land,” she said.The prime minister said she and her party always follows the path of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). The essence of Islam is peace, brotherhood, cordiality and the spirit of non-communalism, she said adding, “We all will walk taking the lessons what our Prophet taught us.”Hasina said the world has been created by the Allah, not a single leaf of a tree moves without the permission of Allah. “Everything good-bad has been created by Allah, our trust and confidence have to be always in Him.”She said all have to think about the welfare, development and good for people shunning the thinking of hatred, enmity and bad for others.Talking about the ongoing enmity and killing among the Muslims across the world, Sheikh Hasina said the arms producers and sellers are gainers from these killings among the Muslims.She mentioned when she had meetings with the OIC secretary general and Saudi king, she told them that Muslim Ummah has to be united and step forward together. “If anyone has conflict that can be resolved through dialogue… Islam is the religion of peace and we want to prove that,” she said.Sheikh Hasina iterated her firm stance against terrorism, militancy, drugs and corruption on Bangladesh soil.For a handful of people Islam cannot be stigmatised, she said adding, “The terrorists have no religion, country and society, they’re just terrorists and militants. When a person believes in Islam properly must not become terrorists and militants.”The prime minister said the government does not want the prevailing peaceful situation of the country to fade away. “If peace prevails in the country, it’ll achieve prosperity. If the country develops, everyone will be benefitted,” she said.She sought blessings of the Alem-Ulemas as the next general election is getting closer.Al-Haiyatul Ulia Lil-Jamiatil Qawmia president Allama Shah Shafi presided over the programme. Mufti Nurul Amin read out his speech at the Sukrana Mahfil.In his written speech, Allama Shafi said he has no involvement in politics and his speeches are often misinterpreted politically.He also said there is negative publicity regarding him on social media and requested the people involved in Qawmi education not to believe and misled by the negative propaganda against him on social media and electronic media.Later, Allama Shafi conducted a munajat where he sought blessings for the country and its people.