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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
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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 and 2015 Grand Prize SEM 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
Title: Dandelion's Parachute; 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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July 2015 Winner
Subject: Katana before hardening (a.k.a. Samurai sword); Credit: Sheri Neva, SEAL Laboratories, a division of Evans Analytical Group; Method/Instrument: SEI/BEI/JSM-6610LV
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August 2015 Winner
Title: Sticky; 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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September 2015 Winner
Title: Nano Sun; Subject: Pseudo-colored transmission electron microscopy image of a 500 nanometer silicate nanoshell particle. The silicate nanoshell particle contains iron oxide concentrated on the inside of the shell; the bright red ring shows this. Credit: Prof. Moon Kim’s group: Ning Lu – University of Texas at Dallas, Sample from Prof. Andrew Kummel at UC San Diego; Method/Instrument: ARM200F
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October and 2015 Grand Prize TEM Winner
Title: Surf's Up; Subject: Human Colonic Mucosa; Credit: Janet E. Schwarz, Univ. of Vermont Microscopy Imaging Center; Method/Instrument: JEOL JEM-1400 TEM
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November 2015 Winner
Title: Miniature Christmas gift box; Subject: Hydrothermally grown perovskites; Credit: Jibran Khaliq, TU Delft, The Netherlands; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-7500F SEM
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December 2015 Winner

 
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2015 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Runners-up

Subject: SEM image of a "Happy Holidays" engraved on a spider web using a FIB at 150x; Credit: Ali Hadjikhani, AMER- FIU; Method/Instrument: JEOL JIB 4500
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Happy Holidays
Subject: SEM image of a "Happy Holidays" engraved on a spider web using a FIB at 600x; Credit: Ali Hadjikhani, AMER- FIU; Method/Instrument: JEOL JIB 4500
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Happy Holidays 2
Subject: Minerals occurring in a sandstone rock; Credit: Gavin Miller, Queensland University of Technology; Method/Instrument: JEOL 7001 FEGSEM
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Craigleith Sandstone: The rock that built Edinburgh
Subject: details of the head of an Ant; Credit: Jose R Almodovar - University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus; Method/Instrument: JEOL 5410 LV
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From other world!
Subject: leaf disease caused by a fungi; Credit: Jose R Almodovar - University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus; Method/Instrument: JEOL 5410 LV
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Leaf disease
Subject: Multilayer free-standing thin film of novel Ti3C2 (MXene) 2D-nanomaterial. (Small pieces perpendicular to the main film.); Credit: Armin Vahid Mohammadi, Auburn University; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-7000F SEM
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Fantasy Islands of 2nd Dimension
Subject: Berlese funnel extraction from leaf-litter, 70% ethanol fixation, critical-point drying, gold-coated, secondary-electron image; Credit: Jessica Stevens and Noel Messick, Winthrop University; Method/Instrument: JEOL 6010Plus/LA
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All Eyes on Me
Subject: Water miscible magnetite nanoparticles synthesized using thermal decomposition method; Credit: RAVICHANDRAN M, CINVESTAV-IPN; Method/Instrument: JEOL JEM-1400
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Clownfish
Subject: Collapsed carbon nanotubes aligning into a crystal packing preferred stacking state; Credit: Rebekah Downes, High-Performance Materials Institute, Florida State University, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory; Method/Instrument: Tensile failure specimen peeled and viewed on TEM grid at 80kV with JEM-ARM200cF
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Collapsed Nanotubes
Subject: Boron carbide crystal synthesized by carbothermal reduction reaction method; Credit: Paniz Foroughi, Florida International University; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6330F
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Lilliputian Kite
Subject: Alumina impurities; Credit: Paniz Foroughi, Florida International University; Method/Instrument: JSM-6330F SEM
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Micro coral
Subject: Gustative fungiform papillae of fallow deer (Dama dama) tongue; Credit: Dr William Perez, Universidad de la República. Veterinary Faculty, Montevideo, Uruguay; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-5900LV
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Dama dama
Subject: Fibers of retractor bulbi muscle of the eye of southern Minke whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis); Credit: Dr William Perez, Universidad de la República. Veterinary Faculty, Montevideo, Uruguay; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-5900LV
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Minke whale
Subject: Ctenomys pearsoni tongue; Credit: Dr William Perez, Universidad de la República. Veterinary Faculty, Montevideo, Uruguay; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-5900LV
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Ctenomys pearsoni
Subject: Suricatta (Meerkat) tongue (abstract); Credit: Dr William Perez, Universidad de la República. Veterinary Faculty, Montevideo, Uruguay; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-5900LV
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Suricatta (Meerkat)
Subject: Precipitation of nanoplatelets around α-tetragonal boron nanoribbons in prolonged synthesis reaction.; Credit: Image credit: Dr. Zhe Guan (via Siang Yee Chang & Assoc. Professor Dr. Terry T. Xu)
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A forest of nanoribbons
Subject: Sapphire unpolished surface uniformly covered by a 5 nm-thick Ni thin film used as substrate for growth of boron-based nanostructures; Credit: Image credit: Dr. Zhe Guan (via Siang Yee Chang & Assoc. Professor Dr. Terry T. Xu)
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Let it snow!
Subject: Titanium Dioxide grown on Multi Wall Carbon Nanotubes film; Credit: Phong Tran/Florida State University High Performance Materials Institute; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-7401F
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Crystal Flowers
Subject: Rice Plant (root) Tissue; Credit: Sahina Gazi, National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, GOA; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6360LV SEM, Sputter Coated (Pt)
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Rice Plant
Subject: Sponge Spicules within the surface sediments of Antarctica; Credit: Sahina Gazi, National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, GOA; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6360LV SEM, Sputter Coated (Pt)
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Sponge Spicules
Subject: Anodic alumina oxide pillar; Credit: Anawati, Universitas Teknologi Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia; Method/Instrument: Cross section/ JSM-6380LA
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Anodic alumina oxide pillar
Subject: Selective dissolution of magnesium phase in a ceramic coating formed on Mg alloys; Credit: Anawati, Universitas
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Selective dissolution
Subject: Mouse tissue on a microscope slide; Credit: Ali Hadjikhani, AMERI- FIU; Method/Instrument: SEM-
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Like the Lazy ocean hugs the shore
Subject: magnetic nano-particles overgrown on a piece of silicon wafer; Credit: Ali Hadjikhani, AMERI- FIU;
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The autumn leaves
Subject: Textures on the body of a beetle; Credit: Jose R. Almodovar, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez;
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Body of a beetle
Subject: Layers of a cross section of a snail; Credit: Jose R. Almodovar, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez;
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Cross section of a snail
Subject: Dried rose petal (20kV X750) Coloured digitally with Adobe Photoshop Credit: Maria Paula Rodriguez Quijano, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia (student) Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM - 6490LV
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Surreal Rose
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: 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: 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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