- fastest spinning man made object
- Laser-induced rotation and cooling of a trapped microgyroscope in vacuum. Yoshihiko Arita, Michael Mazilu & Kishan Dholakia. Nature Communications. Vol. 4, No. 2374 (28 August 2013). The largest measured rotational speed for a "man made" object — 10 MHz. This article is under a Creative Commons license, so you can read it for free.
- Levitated spinning graphene flakes in an electric quadrupole ion trap. B.E. Kane. Physical Review B. Vol. 82 No. 11 (22 September 2010): 115441–54. The previous record holder — 1 MHz. This article is hidden behind a paywall, but there's a free copy at arXiv.org and a nice little summary at phys.org.
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