Honey, they shrunk the Oilers. Well, at least their logo. The smallest-ever NHL logo was developed by a partnership between Applied Quantum Materials and Applied Nanotools, at the Nanofabrication and Characterization Facility at the University of Alberta.
The Oilers crest is so small, more than 900-million of them will fit on top of a puck.
This is the second iteration of a mini oilers logo. NanoFAB created its first logo using nanotechnology back in 2006 during the last Oilers playoff run.
Scientific progress can be tracked during the gaps Oilers in playoff appearances.
This year’s logo is more than 40 times smaller than the one produced over a decade ago.
“That really just goes to show the kind of development that has occurred over the last decade,” explained Eric Flaim, director of nanoFAB.
The newest logo can only be seen under a helium-ion microscope, which there are only three of in Canada.
“The University of Alberta is a clear leader in Canada, if not the world, in nanomaterials synthesis and materials chemistry,” said Veinot.
Nanotechnology is seen as the way of the future, as there are all types of uses for advanced nanotechnology. (BM)