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2015 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Winners

Subject: FIU logo was engraved on a hair strand in order to demonstrate the capability of a dual beam fib instrument to a group of visitors; Credit: Ali Hadjikhani, AMERI / FIU; Method/Instrument: FIB milling / JEOL JIB 4500 dual beam
2015 Winners
January 2015 Winner
Subject: Anther of Commelina erecta; Credit: José R. Almodóvar Rivera, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus; Method/Instrument: Dehydrate, critical point drying, and sputter coated, and false color added / JEOL 5410 LV
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February 2015 Winner
Subject: Dried pieces of hot silicone; Credit: Maria Paula Rodriguez, Universidad de Los Andes; Method/Instrument: JSM-6490LV, Photoshop enhanced color
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March 2015 Winner
Subject: Hibiscus pollen; Credit: Howard Berg, Danforth Plant Science Center; Method/Instrument: SEM image was manipulated using the embossing filter in Photoshop / JSM 6010 (InTouch Scope)
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April 2015 Winner
Subject: Morning Glory pollen grain, still sitting on the anther.; Credit: Stefan Eberhard, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center / The University of Georgia; Method/Instrument: JSM-6010LV SEM; Color enhanced in Photoshop
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May 2015 Winner
Subject: SEM image of molten solder connecting gold wires on a silicon wafer; Credit: Ali Hadjikhani, AMERI / FIU; Method/Instrument: JIB-4500 FIB
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June 2015 Winner

 
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2015 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Runners-up

Subject: Katana before hardening (a.k.a. Samurai sword); Credit: Sheri Neva, SEAL Labs; Method/Instrument: SEI/BEI/JSM-6610LV
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Katana before hardening
Subject: overgrown nanoparticles on a silicon wafer; Credit: Ali Hadjikhani - AMERI/FIU; Method/Instrument: JEOL 6330 FE SEM
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Micro Seaweed
Subject: Dandelion's seed parachute; Credit: Cecilia Cuellar, Universidad de Guadalajara; Method/Instrument: Gold coated, background removed with photoshop cs6, imaged with JEOL JSM-6610LV
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Dandelion's sun
Subject: Oscillatory zoning in tourmaline crystal. Sample collected from Mt. St. Helens, WA; Credit: Alexander Iveson, Washington State University; Method/Instrument: BSE / JXA-8500F EPMA
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Complex Chemical Zonation In Tourmaline
Subject: Tin Oxide; Credit: Jonathan C. Briones, De La Salle University; Method/Instrument: Horizontal vapor phase growth technique/JSM-5310
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There goes my Sandwich
Subject: Insect eggs on a leaf; Credit: Tatiana Cavelier (UNIANDES); Method/Instrument: JSM-6490LV/digital coloring using Adobe Photoshop
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Mandala
Subject: TiO2 Nanotube; Credit: Vinayaraj Ozhukil Kollath, UNESP, Bauru; Method/Instrument: Colored using GIMP, JEOL JSM-7500F
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Crunchy Tubes
Subject: pencil waste; Credit: Juan Sebastian Rivera Hernandez, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia; Method/Instrument: Edited and colored with Photoshop CC. JEOL JSM-6490LV SEM
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Pencil Waste? No, Art.
Subject: Diatome; Credit: Jose R. Almodovar, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus; Method/Instrument: Sputter coated, JSM-5410 LV
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Diatome
Subject: details of the finger tips of Eleutherodactylus; Credit: Jose R. Almodovar, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus; Method/Instrument: Critical Point Drier, sputter coated, JSM-5410 LV
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Adhesion
Subject: Stalk of wheat; Credit: Juan Sebastian Rivera Hernandez, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia; Method/Instrument: Edited and Colored with Photoshop CC. JEOL JSM-6490LV SEM
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Stalk of wheat
Subject: Nanomaterials/Microstructure of methylammonium lead iodide perovskite; Credit: Kunwu Fu, Energy Research Institute @ NTU; Nanyang Technological University; Method/Instrument: JSM-7600F field emission SEM
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methylammonium lead iodide perovskite
Subject: Micro-shrub structure of methylammonium lead iodide perovskite; Credit: Kunwu Fu, Energy Research Institute @ NTU; Nanyang Technological University; Method/Instrument: JSM-7600F field emission SEM
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methylammonium lead iodide perovskite
Subject: 800nm pillar milled out of an AlBNNT sample in 6 different milling stages. Sample was fabricated for nanomechanical testing in a Hysitron nanoindenter.; Credit: Ali Hadjikhani - AMERI; Method/Instrument: FIB milling/ SEM microscopy JEOL JIB 4500
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The last one standing
Subject: Tin Oxide; Credit: Jonathan C. Briones - De La Salle University; Method/Instrument: horizontal vapor phase growth deposition - JEOL JSM 5310
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Artifact
Subject: Details in the body of Coffee Borer, Hypothenemus hampei; Credit: Jose R. Almodovar - University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus; Method/Instrument: Dried, gold coated. JEOL SEM 5410 LV
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Hypothenemus
Subject: Tsetse Fly closeup of head: this is the cause of sleeping sickness; Credit: Jose R. Almodovar - University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus; Method/Instrument: Dried, gold coated, psudocolor. JEOL SEM 5410 LV
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Tsetse
Subject: Nano material; Credit: Klaud Jenssen F. Haygood - De La Salle University; Method/Instrument: Horizontal vapor phase - JSM 5310
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The Thing
Subject: Nano material; Credit: Klaud Jenssen F. Haygood - De La Salle University; Method/Instrument: Horizontal vapor phase - JSM 5310
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Nano Weeds
Subject: Platinum cubes on BDD; Credit: Yaritza Hernández Lebrón - University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus; Method/Instrument: Gentle Beam Low at 3kV - JSM-7500F
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Platinum Cubes
Subject: [PMMA+BaTiO3+ Graphene] composite thick films; Credit: Mobeen Haneef - NUST H-12 ISLAMABAD; Method/Instrument: SEM used at 10kV and at 1100x magnification - JSM-6490LA
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Nano Crosses
Subject: tin oxide; Credit: Jonathan C. Briones, De La Salle University; Method/Instrument: Horizontal Vapor Phase Crystal Growth Technique / JEOL SEM 5310
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Mushroom Field
Subject: Hibiscus pollen (Rose of Sharon); Credit: Howard Berg, Danforth Plant Science Center; Method/Instrument: fresh tissue, stereo pair, red-cyan glasses required / JSM 6010 (InTouch Scope)
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Hibiscus anther (stereo view)
Subject: Tin Oxide; Credit: Jonathan C. Briones, De La Salle University; Method/Instrument: Horizontal Phase vapor deposition / JEOL SEM 5310
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Pieces of My Broken Heart
Subject: Anther of Commelina erecta; Credit: José R. Almodóvar Rivera, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus; Method/Instrument: Dehydrate, critical point drying, and sputter coated, and false color added / JEOL 5410 LV
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Commelina Anther
Subject: Plant mite; Credit: José R. Almodóvar Rivera, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus; Method/Instrument: Low Vacuum SEM image / JEOL 5410 LV
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Mite
Subject: Termite Head; Credit: José R. Almodóvar Rivera, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus; Method/Instrument: dehydrated, gold coated / JEOL 5410 LV
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Termite Head
Subject: Silver leads on a solar cell; Credit: Ian Gutiérrez, Puerto Rico Energy Center; Method/Instrument: JSM-6010LA
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Silver leads
Subject: Tin Oxide Nanomaterial; Credit: Jonathan C. Briones, De La Salle University; Method/Instrument: Horizontal Vapor Phase Crystal Growth Technique / JEOL SEM 5310
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Thorny fat heart
Subject: Platinum electrodeposited on boron-doped diamond film; Credit: Yaritza Hernández Lebrón, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus; Method/Instrument: Gentle Beam Low at 3kV / JSM-7500F
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Platinum electrodeposited 1
Subject: Platinum electrodeposited on boron-doped diamond film; Credit: Yaritza Hernández Lebrón, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus; Method/Instrument: Gentle Beam Low at 3kV / JSM-7500F
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Platinum electrodeposited 2
Subject: Surface of a more modern solar cell; Credit: Ian Gutiérrez, Puerto Rico Energy Center; Method/Instrument: JSM-6010LA
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Solar cell surface
Subject: Surface of a solar cell with many years in use; Credit: Ian Gutiérrez, Puerto Rico Energy Center; Method/Instrument: JSM-6010LA
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Under the Sun

 
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