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19th Jan '16 11:28:35 AM nombretomado
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* In the StarTrekNovelVerse, the Tholians have blades with monomolecular edges. The swords become important to the plot in the novels [[StarTrekTheLostEra ''The Sundered'']] and [[StarTrekVanguard ''Reap the Whirlwind'']].
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* In the StarTrekNovelVerse, Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse, the Tholians have blades with monomolecular edges. The swords become important to the plot in the novels [[StarTrekTheLostEra [[Literature/StarTrekTheLostEra ''The Sundered'']] and [[StarTrekVanguard [[Literature/StarTrekVanguard ''Reap the Whirlwind'']].
19th Jan '16 6:17:17 AM Lopiny
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* ''Videogame/DungeonsOfDredmor'': The Monofilament Sword is a more typical application of this trope, being a single atom (or thaumaturgon as the game calls 'em) thick, and doing ''vicious'' damage. A slightly stranger application is the Moravician Bushdagger, made by the titular (drunk) wizard Moravic on a bet at a pub. The blade starts out normal, then starts branching and branching near-infinitely until every single tip is a single thaumaturgon thick. It stabs a million wounds in one thrust, and is probably the best dagger in the game thanks to it. Unfortunately it also got Moravic banned from the aforementioned pub.
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* ''Videogame/DungeonsOfDredmor'': The Monofilament Sword is a more typical application of this trope, being a single atom (or thaumaturgon as the game calls 'em) thick, and doing ''vicious'' damage. A slightly stranger application is the Moravician Bushdagger, made by the titular (drunk) wizard Moravic on a bet at a pub. The blade starts out normal, then starts branching and branching near-infinitely until every single tip is a single thaumaturgon thick. It stabs a million wounds in one thrust, and is probably the best dagger in the game thanks to it.it (despite looking like a metallic bush). Unfortunately it also got Moravic banned from the aforementioned pub.
19th Jan '16 6:16:17 AM Lopiny
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* ''Videogame/DungeonsOfDredmor'': The Monofilament Sword is a more typical application of this trope, being a single atom (or thaumaturgon as the game calls 'em) thick, and doing ''vicious'' damage. A slightly stranger application is the Moravician Bushdagger, made by the titular (drunk) wizard Moravic on a bet at a pub. The blade starts out normal, then starts branching and branching near-infinitely until every single tip is a single thaumaturgon thick. It stabs a million wounds in one thrust, and is probably the best dagger in the game thanks to it. Unfortunately it also got Moravic banned from the aforementioned pub.
13th Jan '16 12:58:49 AM ProgenyExMachina
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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-585 SCP-585 ("Sharpeners")]] can do this to pencils. After 100 rotations, the point is so thin it ''splits atoms''.
1st Jan '16 10:18:00 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SnowCrash'', by Neal Stephenson, Dmitri "Raven" Ravinoff uses knives made of knapped glass with monomolecular edges. They slash through Kevlar body armor, thick bamboo and people quite effortlessly, though they're [[spoiler:still prone to shattering, which is unfortunate as his final opponent just happens to be carrying a sonic weapon]].
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* In ''SnowCrash'', ''Literature/SnowCrash'', by Neal Stephenson, Dmitri "Raven" Ravinoff uses knives made of knapped glass with monomolecular edges. They slash through Kevlar body armor, thick bamboo and people quite effortlessly, though they're [[spoiler:still prone to shattering, which is unfortunate as his final opponent just happens to be carrying a sonic weapon]].
28th Dec '15 4:05:31 PM Aldor
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* Best-quality tips of scanning probe microscopes are ''literally'' single atom-wide and able to resolve individual atoms of the sample.
21st Nov '15 10:01:57 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''BuckRogers'' games, mono(molecular) knives and swords are described in this way. In true RPG fashion, they are superior to most of the 25th-century guns available.
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* In the ''BuckRogers'' ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers'' games, mono(molecular) knives and swords are described in this way. In true RPG fashion, they are superior to most of the 25th-century guns available.
9th Nov '15 10:40:16 PM DetailsCat
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* The Avalon [=WarMech=] in ''VideoGame/{{Implosion}} wields a sword with a mono molecular edge.
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* The Avalon [=WarMech=] in ''VideoGame/{{Implosion}} ''VideoGame/{{Implosion}}'' wields a sword with a mono molecular edge.
9th Nov '15 10:38:31 PM DetailsCat
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* The Avalon [=WarMech=] in ''VideoGame/{{Implosion}} wields a sword with a mono molecular edge.
21st Oct '15 10:53:06 PM erickaqua
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** Graphene monolayer is found to be toxic because the jagged edges they form can pierce cell membrane [[https://archive.is/LOsqS easily]].
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