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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

 
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2016 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Runners-up

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 2; 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 2
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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Tiny forest of metal trees
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: 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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cinnamon
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: 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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Spacetime Evolving Nanoparticles
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

 
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