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2016 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Winners

Title: Sweet Donut; Subject: Testate Amoebae of the specie Centropyxis discoides from the lake Muyil, Quintana Ro, México.; Credit: Dr. Samuel Tehuacanero-Cuapa, Central Microscopy Laboratory, Institute of Physics and Institute of Geology, UNAM, México. Institut für Geosysteme und Bioindikation (IGeo), TU-Braunschweig, Germany.; Method/Instrument: Lower electron detector and Gentle Beam - JEOL JSM-7800F SEM
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January 2016 Winner
Title: Hydrated Lentil; Subject: Cooked fully hydrated lentil showing starch microstructure; Credit: Scott Payne, North Dakota State University Electron Microscopy Core Facility; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6490LV; Brass cryo-puck; frozen in liquid nitrogen, fractured using a pre-cooled razor blade. Puck transferred cold to SEM in LVmode (30 Pa); allowed to sublime for 10 minutes to remove any frost. BSE shadow mode at 15 kV
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February 2016 Winner
Title: Hip to be square; Subject: Psuedocolored TEM image of mouse pancreatic acinar cell. (Red = Paracrystalline inclusion body; Yellow = secretory granules; Blue = mitochondria; Green = cytoplasm filled with rough endoplasmic reticulum.) ; Credit: Patrick Nahirney, University of Victoria; Method/Instrument: JEM 1400 Image captured at 25,000 times magnification with a Gatan Orius SC1000 camera
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March 2016 Winner
Title: Tiny forest of metal trees; Subject: Iron-Copper-Carbon growth on a Powder Metallurgy component; Credit: Craig Stringer, Atlas Pressed Metals; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6010Plus/LA
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April 2016 Winner
Title: Asters; Subject: image of galium arsenide nanocrystalline surface; Credit: Sergey Simchenko, Berdyansk State Pedagogical University; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6490 - Microphotograph is made with scanning electronic microscope and coloured with the computer graphic tools. Magnification x1000.
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May 2016 Winner
Title: A Silicon Tree 2; Credit: Boopathy Kombaiah, Prof. Greg Rohrer group, Carnegie Mellon University; Method/Instrument: TEM Bright Field Image, taken using JEOL 2000EX, of a Co film-Si substrate sample synthesized through back-etching method . Etched Si forms a tree-like structure.
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June 2016 Winner
Title: cinnamon; Subject: The image of the morphology of the nanoporous InP plate.; Credit: Yana Suchikova and Sergei Kovachev, Berdyansk State Pedagogical University; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6490
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July 2016 Winner
Title: Spacetime Evolving Nanoparticles; Subject: ZnO nanostructures formed by wet oxidation in water with zinc chloride.; Credit: Christian Mak Pelicano, University of the Philippines Diliman (grad student); Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-5300
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August 2016 Winner
Title: Zinc Condensation Crystals; Subject: Zinc coating condensed onto piece of bare steel beneath it. ; Credit: Joshua Solomon, General Motors; Method/Instrument: JSM - IT100
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September 2016 Winner
Title: Inclusion; Subject: Throwing Knife; Credit: Sheri Neva, EAG; Method/Instrument: JEOL 6610 LV - ductile and brittle fracture with an inclusion
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October 2016 Winner
Title: Jumping Copper; Subject: Copper nanoparticles synthesized in aqueous domains of a mineral oil /surfactant/water system. The mineral oil turned out to be difficult to remove after the synthesis. The image is dominated by mineral oil domains containing copper nanoparticles, presumably also "free" nanoparticles may be observed.; Credit: Irene Heggstad, University of Bergen, Norway; Method/Instrument: JEOL 1011
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November 2016 Winner

 
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2016 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Runners-up

Title: Microtree; Subject: Alumina crystallites; Credit: Ezra Feilden, Imperial College London; Method/Instrument: JEOL 6010
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Microtree
Title: WALL-E; Subject: Stereolithography(SLA), Gold Coated; Credit: TZU-LI LIU, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr. M.Cheng group, Wayne State University; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6510, microfluidic channel made by 3D printing technique
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WALL-E
Title: Be positive; Subject: Breast cancer research. A message to all, don't give up and fight cancer. Be positive! There is always a bright side even a cancer cell can resemble a flower; Credit: Shadia Al Bahlani, Sultan Qaboos University; Method/Instrument: SEM, Cell culture
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Be positive
Title: TICK-tack; Subject: Tick nymph (Arachnidae) in old SEM with W filament; Credit: Janez Zavašnik, Jožef Stefan Institute; Method/Instrument: JSM-5800
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TICK-tack
Title: Nano Christmas Tree; Subject: Electrolessly deposited platinum surface showing Christmas tree-like growth; Credit: Cian McKeown, Univeristy of Limerick; Method/Instrument: JEOL JCM-5700
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Nano Christmas Tree
Title: A close encounter...; Subject: A Close-up to the head of tse tse fly, carrier of the sleeping sickness.; Credit: Jose Almodovar, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus; Method/Instrument: JEOL 5410 LV
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A close encounter...
Title: Beauty of natural designs; Subject: Detail of microscopy glands in the body of an insect of the genus Petrusa.; Credit: Jose Almodovar, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus; Method/Instrument: JEOL 5410 LV
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Beauty of natural designs
Title: Nano Worm; Subject: SEM image of etched Ti2AlC MAX phase material (resulting in stacked nanosheets of Ti2C MXene material) synthesized by selective etching of the Al atoms from Ti2AlC MAX phase. A promising material for energy storage devices such as supercapacitors and batteries.; Credit: Armin VahidMohammadi, Auburn University; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-7000F
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Nano Worm
Title: Crack!; Subject: Shrinkage cavity in a steel casting; Credit: Candan Sen Elkoca, Bulent Ecevit University; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-5600
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Crack!
Title: Dislocation Core in CdTe; Subject: Psuedo color STEM HAADF image of a single dislocation core in CdTe; Credit: Moon Kim, UT Dallas; Method/Instrument: JEOL ARM200
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Dislocation Core in CdTe
Title: Standing Alone; Subject: Seta (bristle/hair) of a tick found in Michigan's Upper Peninsula; Credit: Jeffrey Brookins, Michigan Technological University; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6400 @ 15kV, coated, 1300x, WD 39mm. Post-processed to add color to the micrograph.
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Standing Alone
Title: Nano-Helicopter; Subject: GaN Nanowires; Credit: Chih-Chiang Yang, National Chiao Tung University; Method/Instrument: ARM200F TEM
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Nano-Helicopter
Title: A view of a micro moon; Subject: Wear marks on PTFE ball bearing; Credit: Nicholas Seaton, University of Minnesota Characterization Facility; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6700F - The goal of the work was to look at the surface roughness of several different ball bearing materials. This image reminded me of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
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A view of a micro moon
Title: Meteorite; Subject: Drop of melted aluminium on the surface of heated copper wire, in a forensic case of fire investigation; Credit: Steven Vargas, Departamento de Ciencias Forenses, Organismo de Investigación Judicial; Method/Instrument: JSM 6610LV
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Meteorite
Title: Connecting Cilium; Subject: Connecting cilium of a C57BL/6J mouse rod photoreceptor.; Credit: Stefanie Volland, UCLA; Method/Instrument: JEOL TEM (JEM1200-EX) - Transcardiac perfusion fixation with an aldehyde mix; post-fixation with tannic acid and uranyl acetate. Araldite ultrathin sections for TEM imaged at 80kv.
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Connecting Cilium
Title: Endosomal Trap; Subject: Electron micrographs of a thin section of "protein based biopolymer coated gold nanoparticles (AuNPs)" incubated A549 cells.; Credit: Goutam Pramanik Goutam, Pramanik; Method/Instrument: JEOL 1400 - cells grown on 50 µm thick sapphire discs were cryo-fixed; Performed on ultra thin sections (70 nm) at an acceleration voltage of 80 kV.
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Endosomal Trap
Title: Iron Dew; Subject: Iron droplets on an alumina substrate; Credit: Ezra Feilden, Imperial College London; Method/Instrument: JEOL 6010LA. Droplets of iron form from a CVD process and solidify without wetting the alumina substrate.
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Iron Dew
Title: Nano Pearl; Subject: SEM image of the etched particles of the 2D vanadium carbide (V2C) MXene material.; Credit: Armin VahidMohammadi, Auburn University; Method/Instrument: JSM-7000F
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Nano Pearl
Title: Globular SiC; Subject: Silicon Carbide VLS; Credit: Ezra Feilden-Irving, Imperial College London; Method/Instrument: JEOL 6010LA. This image shows plates and lathes of the ceramic SiC grown via the VLS process, using drops of liquid silicon at high temperature.
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Globular SiC
Title: Meteoritic Magnetite; Subject: Magnetite mineral grains with diverse morphologies that were isolated from the Orgueil meteorite. The SEM images are superimposed onto an artist rendering of the early solar system.; Credit: Tyrone Daulton, Washington University in St. Louis; Method/Instrument: JEOL 7001 FLV SEM
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Meteoritic Magnetite
Title: Carbon Curtain; Subject: Suspended Glassy-Carbon Membrane; Credit: Ezra Feilden, Imperial College London; Method/Instrument: JEOL 6010LA, 20 nm thick amorphous carbon membrane produced via pyrolysis of organic matter (succrose) under vacuum.
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Carbon Curtain
Title: 10 Yen Coin; Subject: 10 Yen Coin; Credit: Patricia Belén, Núñez Luna, Daido Metal México; Method/Instrument: JEOL SEM 6010LV
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10 Yen Coin
Title: Bismuth overlay on copper; Subject: Bismuth overlay on copper; Credit: Patricia Belén, Núñez Luna, Daido Metal México; Method/Instrument: JEOL SEM 6010LV
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Bismuth overlay on copper
Title: Drought; Subject: surface morphology of porous gallium arsenide; Credit: Sergey and Alexander Simchenko, Berdyansk State Pedagogical University; Method/Instrument: JSM-6490
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Drought
Title: Turquoise Glade; Subject: Gallium arsenide nanocrystalline surface; Credit: Sergey and Alexander Simchenko, Berdyansk State Pedagogical University; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6490
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Turquoise Glade
Title: Entimus imperialis; Subject: Entimus imperialis beetle’s photonic structure; Credit: Mouchet Sébastien, University of Exeter; Method/Instrument: Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope JEOL-7500F
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Entimus imperialis
Title: 3D nanoflowers; Subject: TiO2 nanoflowers synthesized via hydrothermal method; Credit: Neha Desai, Department of Chemistry, Shivaji University, Kolhapur; Method/Instrument: JSM-6360A
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3D nanoflowers
Title: Al-Si based alloy; Subject: Al-Si based alloy image after tensile testing; Credit: Sugrib Kumar Shaha, University of Waterloo; Method/Instrument: JSM 6380LV
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Al-Si based alloy
Title: Podocyte's tentacles; Subject: Podocyte of a glomerulus in the rat kidney; Credit: Cecilia Cuellar, Universidad de Guadalajara; Method/Instrument: JSM 6610LV. Fixed with paraformaldehyde, dehydrated with ethanol and then critical point drying, coated with gold.
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Podocyte's tentacles
Title: Iceberg; Subject: surface morphology of gallium arsenide; Credit: Sergey Simchenko and Snezana Salikova, Berdyansk State Pedagogical University; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6490
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Iceberg
Title: Island; Subject: catalyst on the silicon surface (111); Credit: Sergey Simchenko and Snezana Salikova, Berdyansk State Pedagogical University; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6490
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Island
Title: Microsounds II; Subject: stridulatory organ of an insect; Credit: Jose Almodovar, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus; Method/Instrument: JEOL 5410 LV. Gold coated, and pseudo color.
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Microsounds II
Title: Iron Peaks; Subject: Iron oxide corrosion from a pipe; Credit: Sheri Neva, SEAL Labs / EAG; Method/Instrument: JEOL 6610LV, 3D imaging with a 10 degree tilt eucentric
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Iron Peaks
Title: field of flowers; Subject: The image is of galium arsenide nanocrystalline surface; Credit: Sergey Simchenko, Berdyansk State Pedagogical University; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6490
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field of flowers
Title: Flames; Subject: Hairs in the surface of an insect; Credit: Jose R Almodovar, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus; Method/Instrument: JEOL 5410 LV, Sputter Coated
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Flames
Title: Fracture surface Analysis - Stainless Steel; Subject: Fatigue (striations/beach marks), ductile (dimples) and brittle (clevage faucets) mode of failures observed in a single frame; Credit: Bharat Joshi, Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies; Method/Instrument: JEOL 5900LV, Secondary electron imaging (SEI)
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Fracture surface Analysis - Stainless Steel
Title: Stone flowers; Subject: The image of galium arsenide nanocrystalline surface. Microphotograph is made with scanning electronic microscope.; Credit: Sergey Simchenko, Berdyansk State Pedagogical University; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6490
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Stone flowers
Title: A Silicon Tree; Subject: (not specified); Credit: Boopathy Kombaiah, Carnegie Mellon University; Method/Instrument: JEOL 2000EX TEM, Bright field imaging. This image was caught in a Si TEM sample that was synthesized using back-etching method; the scale bar at the bottom measures one micron.
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A Silicon Tree
Title: Sponge spicules; Subject: Sponge spicules; Credit: Jose R Almodovar, University of Puerto Rico , Mayaguez Campus; Method/Instrument: JEOL 5410 LV, Taxonomy purpose, Air dry and sputter coated
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Sponge spicules
Title: Cubes; Subject: nanoart; Credit: Jan Suchikova and Sergei Kovachovm, Berdyansk State Pedagogical University; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6490 - Cubic indium oxide. Nanostructures have been obtained on the surface of indium phosphide.
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Cubes
Title: Sponge spicules; Subject: Sponge spicules; Credit: Jose R Almodovar, University of Puerto Rico , Mayaguez Campus; Method/Instrument: JEOL 5410 LV, Taxonomy purpose, Air dry and sputter coated
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Sponge spicules
Title: Shamrock 3kx; Subject: Spherical pollen on the surface of clover from Dublin - surface micro-structure 3,000x; Credit: Sheri Neva, SEAL Labs; Method/Instrument: JEOL 6610LV
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Shamrock 3kx
Title: coffee berry borer; Subject: Details on the body of the coffee berry borer; Credit: José R. Almodóvar Rivera, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus; Method/Instrument: JEOL 5410LV
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coffee berry borer
Title: sea urchin; Subject: Details on the body of a sea urchin; Credit: José R. Almodóvar Rivera, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus; Method/Instrument: JEOL 5410LV
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sea urchin
Title: Fern; Subject: The image of indium phosphide nanocrystalline surface obtained by electrochemical etching. Microphotograph is made with scanning electronic microscope and coloured with the computer graphic tools. Magnification x10000.; Credit: Yana Suchikova and Sergei Kovachev, Berdyansk State Pedagogical University; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6490
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Fern
Title: Waterfall of Polymers on 2D Layered MXene Rock; Subject: Hybrid Polymer-Ti3C2 2D material with increased capacitance for supercapacitors and lithium ion batteries.; Credit: Armin Vahid Mohammadi, Auburn University; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-7000F
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Waterfall of Polymers on 2D Layered MXene Rock
Title: Hip to be square; Subject: TEM image of mouse pancreatic acinar cell with square paracrystalline inclusion body. Pancreatic acinar cells contain peculiar inclusion bodies that are composed of a fine filamentous lattice. Their function is not known. ; Credit: Patrick Nahirney, University of Victoria; Method/Instrument: JEM 1400 Image captured at 25,000 times magnification with a Gatan Orius SC1000 camera
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Hip to be square
Title: Plaque Build-up in the Artery; Subject: arterial plaque; Credit: Sahina Gazi, National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), Vasco-da-Gama, Goa, India; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM 6360LV SEM, Scanning Electron Microscopy and Sputter Coating
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Plaque Build-up in the Artery
Title: Development of a Whip Spider; Subject: Whip Spider Egg; Credit: Sahina Gazi, National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), Vasco-da-Gama, Goa, India; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM 6360LV SEM, Scanning Electron Microscopy and Sputter Coating
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Development of a Whip Spider
Title: Flowers on the river; Subject: The image of the morphology of the textured InP plate; Credit: Yana Suchikova and Kovachev Sergey, Berdyansk State Pedagogical University (Ukraine); Method/Instrument: Electrochemical etching, Photoshop, JSM-6490
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Flowers on the river
Title: Stone Flower; Subject: Indium phosphide nanocrystalline surface obtained by electrochemical etching, forming crystalline indium oxide with a flowery structure which can be used in the manufacture of laser technology. ; Credit: Yana Suchikova and Kovachev Sergey, Berdyansk State Pedagogical University (Ukraine); Method/Instrument: Electrochemical etching, Photoshop, JSM-6490
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Stone Flower
Subject: Melted surface mount capacitor containing barium titanate along with nickel, copper, and tin crystals.; Credit: Susan Kent, Continental AG; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-7100F FE-SEM with lower electron detector
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The Christmas Tree Farm
Subject: Molten surface mount capacitor. Contains barium titanate, nickel, copper, and tin.; Credit: Susan Kent, Continental AG; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-7100F FE-SEM with lower electron detector
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The Crystal Cave
Subject: A 3-D ceramic square lattice with a trapped flaky particle ; Credit: Dr. Lisa Kleiminger, Imperial College London, UK; Method/Instrument: JSM 6400 JEOL SEM with 10 nm Cr coating
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Night sky (observed from a cave)
Subject: White Cast Iron; Credit: Sheri Neva - SEAL Labs / EAG; Method/Instrument: MIX SEI BEC, Nital Etched, JSM-6610 LV
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Interdendritic Spacing

 
View the 2015 contest winners and runners-up.

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