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Science and Art Combine for Winning SEM Images
Entitled “Nano Nemo on the Water,” entry was selected as the winner of the Grand Prize SEM Image category in JEOL’s image contest for 2017.

Marine Science research yields winning SEM image
Marine Science research yields winning SEM image

Image Contest Spotlight: Cian McKeown, University of Limerick
Cian has submitted 3 images that are all relevant to platinum nanostructures. We thought that the patterns that they form were interesting, so we asked the PhD candidate about his work with platinum.

Imaging a Spider Web with the SEM
A special project for Concord Middle School students

Students Investigate Mechanical Properties of Spider Web
Research Scientists and Middle School Students Join Forces to Investigate Mechanical Properties of Spider Web

Some Thoughts on Low kV Imaging
What makes the difference between a good SEM image and a stellar one? Imaging samples at the appropriate conditions, and that often means at very low accelerating voltage (low kV). It's time to give it a try!

Why is the Sand Purple at Plum Island Beach?
Typical New England beach sand differs in color from light and dark grey to medium tan based on its common mineralogy, but at Plum Island Beach there are swatches of purple sand that appear haphazardly as one walks along the shore.