2017 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Grand Prize Winners

Grand Prize TEM
TITLE: Nano US Flag; SUBJECT: Atomic scale Mo6Te6 nanowires transformed from its parent MoTe2 2D layers. Each Mo6Te6 nanowire, 0.8 nanometers in diameter, consists of six molybdenum (Mo) atoms surrounded by six tellurium (Te) atoms.; CREDIT: Prof. Moon Kim, Qingxiao Wang, and Aaron Klick, UT Dallas; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: ARM200F
Grand Prize SEM
TITLE: Nano Nemo on the Water; SUBJECT: Nano-sized layers of Ti2C particles representing the imaginary Nemo character in Pixar's "Finding Nemo" animation. Ti2C synthesized by selective etching and is a promising electrode material for energy storage devices; CREDIT: Armin VahidMohammadi, Auburn University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-7000F

2017 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Winners

January 2017 Winner
TITLE: Another Earth; SUBJECT: A pore in bioglass; CREDIT: Nina Daneu, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-7600F
February 2017 Winner
TITLE: 3D Nano Cube; SUBJECT: Self-assembled three-dimensional (3D) nano-cube with surface patterns of "UMN"; CREDIT: Chunhui Dai, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 6700 SEM
March 2017 Winner
TITLE: Nano Nemo on the Water; SUBJECT: Nano-sized layers of Ti2C particles representing the imaginary Nemo character in Pixar's "Finding Nemo" animation. Ti2C synthesized by selective etching and is a promising electrode material for energy storage devices; CREDIT: Armin VahidMohammadi, Auburn University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-7000F
April 2017 Winner
TITLE: Smiley face emoji; SUBJECT: mouse kidney glomerulus; CREDIT: Research investigator - Bernard Ayanga, Electron microscopist - Kenneth Dunner Jr, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: TEM JEOL JEM-1010 - LX-112 resin embedded mouse kidney tissue
May 2017 Winner
TITLE: Cat and Ball; SUBJECT: Drosophila melanogaster neuromuscular region showing a mutant bouton from the ALS homolog gene.; CREDIT: Lita Duraine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 1010 TEM
June 2017 Winner
TITLE: Drought; SUBJECT: Surface morphology of porous gallium arsenide; CREDIT: Sergey and Alexander Simchenko, SSTehnology; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6490
July 2017 Winner
TITLE: Nano US Flag; SUBJECT: Atomic scale Mo6Te6 nanowires transformed from its parent MoTe2 2D layers. Each Mo6Te6 nanowire, 0.8 nanometers in diameter, consists of six molybdenum (Mo) atoms surrounded by six tellurium (Te) atoms.; CREDIT: Prof. Moon Kim, Qingxiao Wang, and Aaron Klick, UT Dallas; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: ARM200F
August 2017 Winner
TITLE: Duster; SUBJECT: Mosquito face; CREDIT: Patricia Zurita, Petricore; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6510, Gold coated - imaged in SEI at x70
September 2017 Winner
TITLE: Flea 30x; SUBJECT: Flea; CREDIT: Sheri Neva, EAG Inc; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 6610LV, SEI, Gold Coated
October 2017 Winner
TITLE: Crystallized; SUBJECT: Quench crystals in a high pressure experiment; CREDIT: Anette von der Handt, University of Minnesota; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JXA-8900R
November 2017 Winner
TITLE: Stone flowers; SUBJECT: The image of the morphology of galium arsenide nanocrystalline surface; CREDIT: Sergey and Alexander Simchenko, SSTehnology; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6490
December 2017 Winner
TITLE: Suctoria; SUBJECT: Marine ciliate protist (Suctoria); CREDIT: Megan McCuller, Bates College; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-7100FLV / Fixed, critical point dried, Gold-Palladium coated, colorized in Photoshop

2017 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Entrants

Mini Moon
TITLE: Mini Moon; SUBJECT: carbon sphere; CREDIT: Patricia Zurita, Petricore; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6510
crystalline labyrinth
TITLE: crystalline labyrinth; SUBJECT: Looking inside the petiole of water hyacinth (Eicchornia crassipes) at the beautiful partitioned airspace canals and their surrounding cellular connective tissue with protruding calcium oxalate styloids; CREDIT: Harry (Jack) Horner, Iowa State University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 5800 SEM at 15 kV
Supramolecular Forest
TITLE: Supramolecular Forest; SUBJECT: Benzenetricarboxamide polymerization; CREDIT: Michael VandenBerg, University of Notre Dame; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: Uranyl acetate negative stain, BF TEM
Nanosquid
TITLE: Nanosquid; SUBJECT: polyethyleneglycol (PEG); CREDIT: Parinaz Fathi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 2100 Cryo-TEM
Nanoflowers
TITLE: Nanoflowers; SUBJECT: Biliverdin; CREDIT: Parinaz Fathi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 2100 Cryo-TEM
Oxyapatite
TITLE: Oxyapatite; SUBJECT: Ceramics; CREDIT: Deepak Patil, Washington State University, Pullman; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JXA-8500F Field Emission Electron Microprobe
Powellite (CaMoO4)
TITLE: Powellite (CaMoO4); SUBJECT: Glass-ceramization, during nuclear waste vitrification; CREDIT: Deepak Patil, Washington State University, Pullman; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JXA-8500F Field Emission Electron Microprobe / Back-scattered electron imaging
The NanoFormosa (Taiwan)
TITLE: The NanoFormosa (Taiwan); SUBJECT: Fe3O4 and Au; CREDIT: Chun-Ying Tsai, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEM-2100F TEM
CuO nanofloret
TITLE: CuO nanofloret; SUBJECT: CuO synthesis by Co-precipitation method; CREDIT: Sonali Ajay Beknalkar, Prof.P.S.Patil, Thin Film Materials Laboratory, Dept. of Physics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharastra, India; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL SEM
Chicken Head
TITLE: Chicken Head; SUBJECT: Copper Nanoparticles; CREDIT: Ilham Wahdini, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEM-2000FX TEM
Naticid
TITLE: Naticid; SUBJECT: Donax shell drilled by a predatory naticid gastropod; CREDIT: Whitney Lapic, Mount Holyoke College; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: ESEM, no sputter coating, JCM-5000 NeoScope
Donax
TITLE: Donax; SUBJECT: Donax shell drilled by a predatory naticid gastropod; CREDIT: Whitney Lapic, Mount Holyoke College; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: Neoscope JCM 5000
Microflowers
TITLE: Microflowers; SUBJECT: Cadmium chalcogenides synthesized by chemical deposition method.; CREDIT: Tejasvinee S. Bhat, Sumit D. Korade, Pramod S. Patil, Thin Film Materials Laboratory, Department of Physics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6360
Balls of wool
TITLE: Balls of wool; SUBJECT: cristobalite spherules and clinoptilolite clusters; CREDIT: Patricia Zurita, Petricore; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6510, Gold coated - imaged in SEI at x2000
Queen's Precious Micronecklace
TITLE: Queen's Precious Micronecklace; SUBJECT: Nanomaterials; CREDIT: Satyajeet Patil, Sumit Korade, Tejasvinee Bhat, Aviraj Teli and Prof. Pramod Patil, Thin Film Materials Laboratory, Department of Physics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India; METHOD/INSTRUMENT:
Dislocation structure
TITLE: Dislocation structure; SUBJECT: Observation of the dislocation structure in DP steel, forced into the ferrite as a result of the austenite-martensite phase transformation; CREDIT: Andreas Kupke, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM 7800F SEM - GB mode
Take a Bow
TITLE: Take a Bow; SUBJECT: 200nm Platinum nanocrystals grown vertically during electroless deposition. The growth pattern is due to rapid nucleation.; CREDIT: Cian McKeown, Univeristy of Limerick; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JCM-5700 SEM
Wrinklons in CVD Graphene
TITLE: Wrinklons in CVD Graphene; SUBJECT: ; Wrinklons in a single-layer graphene film on copper growth substrate, which form from due to the solidification of the underlying liquid phase on the copper surface during graphene growth by chemical vapor deposition (CVD).CREDIT: Scott Heise, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-7001FLV - SEI
1D Nanorods
TITLE: 1D Nanorods; SUBJECT: Metal oxide synthesized by wet chemical route; CREDIT: Satyajeet Patil, Shivaji University, Kolhapur; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL SEM
CuS Nanoflakes
TITLE: CuS Nanoflakes; SUBJECT: Hydrothermal Synthesis of CuS thin film.; CREDIT: Satish Patil, Shivaji University Kolhapur;
Turquoise glade
TITLE: Turquoise glade; SUBJECT: The image of the morphology of galium arsenide nanocrystalline surface; CREDIT: Sergey and Alexander Simchenko, SSTehnology; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6490
Fish
TITLE: Fish; SUBJECT: Bismuth nanoparticles; CREDIT: Cagdas Allahverdi, Toros University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JEM-2100F
Blooming Micro-Flora
TITLE: Blooming Micro-Flora; SUBJECT: Manganese Oxide platelets; CREDIT: Richa Agrawal, Florida International University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL SEM 6330F
Momentum of the 9+2
TITLE: Momentum of the 9+2; SUBJECT: 9+2 microtubule cilia in mouse cerebral cortex glial cell; CREDIT: Zhongyuan Zuo, Baylor College of Medicine; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JEM-1010
Polytene chromosome
TITLE: Polytene chromosome; SUBJECT: Montage method for imaging Drosophila thrid instar salivary gland. Highlights the polytene chromosomes and secretive vesicles in these cells; CREDIT: Zhongyuan Zuo, Baylor College of Medicine; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JEM-1010
Biomimic
TITLE: Biomimic; SUBJECT: Cactii-like nanostructures - branches emanated from a single nucleation center; CREDIT: Tejasvinee Bhat, Thin Film Materials Laboratory, Department of Physics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL SEM
River
TITLE: River; SUBJECT: Surface morphology of porous gallium arsenide obtained by electrochemical etching; CREDIT: Sergey and Alexander Simchenko, SSTehnology; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6490
Iceberg
TITLE: Iceberg; SUBJECT: The image of the surface morphology of gallium arsenide; CREDIT: Sergey and Alexander Simchenko, SSTehnology; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6490
UCLA (almost)
TITLE: UCLA (almost); SUBJECT: pitting corrosion on bearing raceway; CREDIT: Stu Smalinskas, SKF USA; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-5800LV
Thanksgiving turkey
TITLE: Thanksgiving turkey; SUBJECT: Solder from electrical assembly; CREDIT: Stu Smalinskas, SKF USA; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-5800LV
The Ancient Pyramids
TITLE: The Ancient Pyramids; SUBJECT: surface morphology of porous gallium arsenide obtained by electrochemical etching; CREDIT: Sergey and Nataliya Simchenko, SSTehnology; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6490
Moon fields
TITLE: Moon fields; SUBJECT: surface morphology of gallium arsenide; CREDIT: Sergey and Nataliya Simchenko, SSTehnology; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6490
Colorful stones
TITLE: Colorful stones; SUBJECT: morphology of galium arsenide nanocrystalline surface; CREDIT: Sergey and Nataliya Simchenko, SSTehnology; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6490
Color Crystals
TITLE: Color Crystals; SUBJECT: morphology of galium arsenide nanocrystalline surface; CREDIT: Sergey and Nataliya Simchenko, SSTehnology; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6490
Abalone Shell
TITLE: Abalone Shell; SUBJECT: One of The Biominerlization Structures in California Red Abalone Shell ; CREDIT: Anqi Zhang, Auburn University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-7000F, the bottom of the organic composition of a red abalone nacre sample obtained from Flat Pearl Method in lab.
Tranquil Meadow
TITLE: Tranquil Meadow; SUBJECT: Cu-oxide nano-wires (meadow) growing from bulk Cu (hill), on amorphous carbon support grid (the Moon).; CREDIT: Janez Zavašnik, Jožef Stefan Institute; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JEM-2100 LaB6 TEM
Palynomorph
TITLE: Palynomorph; SUBJECT: Palynomorph from the Bucatunna formation, southwest Alabama; CREDIT: Kendal Davis, Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6010PLUS/LA, carbon coated smear
PBS Microsphere
TITLE: PBS Microsphere; SUBJECT: PBS Microsphere after Solvent Extraction; CREDIT: Sepehr Ravati; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-7600F
Plush Pollen
TITLE: Plush Pollen; SUBJECT: Pollen particle on carbon tape; CREDIT: Feilden Ezra, Imperial College London; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 6010LA
Chrysanthmum Flowers
TITLE: Chrysanthmum Flowers; SUBJECT: TiO2 nanoflowers (solar cell application); CREDIT: Neha, Akshay, Prajkta Desai, Belgave, Bhandge; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6360A
MoO3 nanorods
TITLE: MoO3 nanorods; SUBJECT: h-MoO3 nanorods synthesised via Chemical bath deposition. These are the nanorods with hexagonal cross section.; CREDIT: Neha Desai, Shivagi University, India; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6360A
Sunflower dance
TITLE: Sunflower dance; SUBJECT: Sunflower; CREDIT: Cecilia Cuellar, Universidad de Guadalajara; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6610LV
What a maze
TITLE: What a maze; SUBJECT: Zebrafish tail skin; CREDIT: Elizabeth Sumner, Kenneth Dunner Jr., UT MD Anderson Cancer Center; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: SEM JEOL 5900 - Platinum coated sem processed zebrafish tail skin
Platinum Mantis
TITLE: Platinum Mantis; SUBJECT: A thin film of platinum responding to applied stress in a strange way; CREDIT: Cian McKeown, Univeristy of Limerick; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JCM-5700
Mothra's Claws
TITLE: Mothra's Claws; SUBJECT: Cryptaspasma bipenicella (Lepidoptera); CREDIT: Christi Jaeger, Mississippi Entomological Museum; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6500F FE-SEM
Bad teeth
TITLE: Bad teeth; SUBJECT: Mouse kidney glomerulus foot processes; CREDIT: Hila Roshanravan (imaged by Kenneth Dunner Jr), UT MD Anderson Cancer Center; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JEM-1010, LX-112 resin embedded mouse kidney tissue
Balls of fun
TITLE: Balls of fun; SUBJECT: Poly microspheres; CREDIT: Jian Hu (imaged by Kenneth Dunner Jr), UT MD Anderson Cancer Center; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 5900, Platinum coated poly microspheres

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