Nanotech engineering reproduced the painting that gave the name to the impressionist movement--Claude Monet's Impression, Sunrise at 300micrometres across. This is claimed as the world's smallest recreated masterpiece, closely reproducing the vibrant colours of the original.

Joel Yang at the Singapore University of Technology and Design and his team introduced the said first plasmonic palette utilizing color generation strategies for photorealistic printing with aluminum nanostructures.

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They said this technology could pave the way towards a new generation of low-cost, high-resolution, plasmonic color printing with direct applications in security tagging, cryptography, and information storage.