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2017 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Winners

Title: Another Earth; Subject: A pore in bioglass; Credit: Nina Daneu, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Method/Instrument: JSM-7600F
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January 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
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February 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
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March 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
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April 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
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May 2017 Winner
Title: Drought; Subject: Surface morphology of porous gallium arsenide; Credit: Sergey and Alexander Simchenko, SSTehnology; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6490
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June 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
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July 2017 Winner
Title: Duster; Subject: Mosquito face; Credit: Patricia Zurita, Petricore; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6510, Gold coated - imaged in SEI at x70
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August 2017 Winner
Title: Flea 30x; Subject: Flea; Credit: Sheri Neva, EAG Inc; Method/Instrument: JEOL 6610LV, SEI, Gold Coated
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September 2017 Winner

 
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2017 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Runners-up

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
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Powellite (CaMoO4)
Title: The NanoFormosa (Taiwan); Subject: Fe3O4 and Au; Credit: Chun-Ying Tsai, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan; Method/Instrument: JEM-2100F TEM
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The NanoFormosa (Taiwan)
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
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CuO nanofloret
Title: Chicken Head; Subject: Copper Nanoparticles; Credit: Ilham Wahdini, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology; Method/Instrument: JEM-2000FX TEM
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Chicken Head
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
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Naticid
Title: Donax; Subject: Donax shell drilled by a predatory naticid gastropod; Credit: Whitney Lapic, Mount Holyoke College; Method/Instrument: Neoscope JCM 5000
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Donax
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
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Microflowers
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
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Balls of wool
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:
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Queen's Precious Micronecklace
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
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Dislocation structure
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
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Take a Bow
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
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Wrinklons in CVD Graphene
Title: 1D Nanorods; Subject: Metal oxide synthesized by wet chemical route; Credit: Satyajeet Patil, Shivaji University, Kolhapur; Method/Instrument: JEOL SEM
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1D Nanorods
Title: CuS Nanoflakes; Subject: Hydrothermal Synthesis of CuS thin film.; Credit: Satish Patil, Shivaji University Kolhapur;
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CuS Nanoflakes
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
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Turquoise glade
Title: Fish; Subject: Bismuth nanoparticles; Credit: Cagdas Allahverdi, Toros University; Method/Instrument: JEOL JEM-2100F
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Fish
Title: Blooming Micro-Flora; Subject: Manganese Oxide platelets; Credit: Richa Agrawal, Florida International University; Method/Instrument: JEOL SEM 6330F
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Blooming Micro-Flora
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
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Momentum of the 9+2
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
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Polytene chromosome
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
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Biomimic
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
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Stone flowers
Title: River; Subject: Surface morphology of porous gallium arsenide obtained by electrochemical etching; Credit: Sergey and Alexander Simchenko, SSTehnology; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6490
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River
Title: Iceberg; Subject: The image of the surface morphology of gallium arsenide; Credit: Sergey and Alexander Simchenko, SSTehnology; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6490
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Iceberg
Title: UCLA (almost); Subject: pitting corrosion on bearing raceway; Credit: Stu Smalinskas, SKF USA; Method/Instrument: JSM-5800LV
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UCLA (almost)
Title: Thanksgiving turkey; Subject: Solder from electrical assembly; Credit: Stu Smalinskas, SKF USA; Method/Instrument: JSM-5800LV
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Thanksgiving turkey
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
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The Ancient Pyramids
Title: Moon fields; Subject: surface morphology of gallium arsenide; Credit: Sergey and Nataliya Simchenko, SSTehnology; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6490
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Moon fields
Title: Colorful stones; Subject: morphology of galium arsenide nanocrystalline surface; Credit: Sergey and Nataliya Simchenko, SSTehnology; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6490
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Colorful stones
Title: Color Crystals; Subject: morphology of galium arsenide nanocrystalline surface; Credit: Sergey and Nataliya Simchenko, SSTehnology; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6490
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Color Crystals
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
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Suctoria
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.
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Abalone Shell
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
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Tranquil Meadow
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
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Palynomorph
Title: PBS Microsphere; Subject: PBS Microsphere after Solvent Extraction; Credit: Sepehr Ravati; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-7600F
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PBS Microsphere
Title: Plush Pollen; Subject: Pollen particle on carbon tape; Credit: Feilden Ezra, Imperial College London; Method/Instrument: JEOL 6010LA
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Plush Pollen
Title: Chrysanthmum Flowers; Subject: TiO2 nanoflowers (solar cell application); Credit: Neha, Akshay, Prajkta Desai, Belgave, Bhandge; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6360A
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Chrysanthmum Flowers
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
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MoO3 nanorods
Title: Crystallized; Subject: Quench crystals in a high pressure experiment; Credit: Anette von der Handt, University of Minnesota; Method/Instrument: JEOL JXA-8900R
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Crystallized
Title: Sunflower dance; Subject: Sunflower; Credit: Cecilia Cuellar, Universidad de Guadalajara; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6610LV
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Sunflower dance
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
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What a maze
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
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Platinum Mantis
Title: Mothra's Claws; Subject: Cryptaspasma bipenicella (Lepidoptera); Credit: Christi Jaeger, Mississippi Entomological Museum; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-6500F FE-SEM
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Mothra's Claws
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
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Bad teeth
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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Balls of fun

 
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