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2018 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Winners

Title: hierarchical nanostructure; Subject: Ag/ZnO hierarchical nanostructure; Credit: Ulugbek Shaislamov, Jeju National University, Korea; Method/Instrument: JSM-6700F
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January 2018 Winner
Title: Love Me, Love My Bouton; Subject: The image is a representation of a genetic deficiency construct made for drosophila neuromuscular junction tissue. The image shows a mutant bouton synapse; Credit: Lita Duraine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Method/Instrument: JEOL 1400 Plus
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February 2018 Winner
Title: Pollen Granule; Subject: Pollen granulle; Credit: Orlando Hernández, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, ENES - Unidad Morelia; Method/Instrument: JSM-IT300; Preparation: Dr. Francisco Balvino Olvera; Image proccesing: Biol. Daniel Ramírez Martínez
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March 2018 Winner
Title: Twins in magnesium; Subject: Atomic arrangement across a twin boundary in magnesium; Credit: Lawrence Whitmore, University of Salzburg; Method/Instrument: F200
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April 2018 Winner
Title: Axon Rose; Subject: Representation from genotype VPS11 from drosophila brain tissue. The image shows a mutant axon gone awry amongst other brain cells; Credit: Lita Duraine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Method/Instrument: JEOL 1400 Plus
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May 2018 Winner
Title: A walking rabbit; Subject: Lithium metal oxide nanoparticles used as battery cathode placed on a lacey carbon grid; Credit: Cong Su, MIT (Bell Lab - Harvard Univ.); Method/Instrument: ARM200F
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June 2018 Winner
Title: Ultraviolet lace; Subject: Surface morphology of AlGaN semiconductor material. Overlay of a backscattered electron image (showing topography) and cathodoluminescence image (revealing the light emission properties); Credit: Lucia Spasevski, University of Strathclyde; Method/Instrument: JXA-8530F EPMA
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July 2018 Winner
Title: Hi there!; Subject: Ant head; Credit: Stefan Eberhard, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center / University of Georgia; Method/Instrument: JEOL-6010LV
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August 2018 Winner

 
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2018 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Runners-up

Title: MXene White Walker; Subject: Partially etched 2D titanium nitride (Ti2N) MXene particles produced by selective etching of Al atoms from the Ti2AlN material. The particle resembles White Walker characters in the Game of Thrones TV show series.; Credit: Armin VahidMohammadi, Auburn University; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM-7000F
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MXene White Walker
Title: WO3 Nanoflakes; Subject: Hydrothermal Synthesis of WO3 thin films for Electrochromism application; Credit: Satish Patil, Shivaji University; Method/Instrument: JEOL SEM
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WO3 Nanoflakes
Title: Valley of Nanowires - Forest; Subject: ; Credit: Sreedhar Naidu Doraswamy, Amararaja Batteries Ltd; Method/Instrument: JSM-6010 PLUS/LVTitle: Valley of Nanowires in the forest; Subject: Multi Walled Carbon Nanotubes for energy storages; Credit: Sreedhar Naidu Doraswamy, Amararaja Batteries Ltd; Method/Instrument: JSM-6010 PLUS/LV
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Valley of Nanowires in the forest
Title: Surfing by Functionalized Nanotube; Subject: Discrete Nanotube for energy storages; Credit: Sreedhar Naidu Doraswamy, Amararaja Batteries Ltd; Method/Instrument: JSM-6010 PLUS/LV
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Surfing by Functionalized Nanotube
Title: tartarate; Subject: Wine crystals (tartarate) - crystal growth in Sepp Mosser wine TBA saemling, late harvest (2012); Credit: Bogdan Ranguelov Bogdan, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; Method/Instrument: JEOL JSM 5300
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tartarate
Title: Seeing the Light; Subject: Outer segment (tip) of a rod photoreceptor embraced by a retinal pigment epithelial cell (right) in the retina of a monkey eye. Original mag, x40,000; Credit: Patrick Nahirney, Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria, Canada; Method/Instrument: JEM-1400
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Seeing the Light
Title: Beast; Subject: TEM image of a thin Si sample; Credit: Moon Kim, UT Dallas; Method/Instrument: 2000FX
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Beast
Title: Kitty Paws; Subject: Lipid-based nanoparticle ; Credit: CHUAN-EN LU, Department of Science in Biochemical Science and Technology, National Taiwan University; Method/Instrument:
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Kitty Paws
Title: 10%Co 5%Ru MCM-41; Subject: Cobalt based bimetallic nanocatalyst on MCM-41 support; Credit: Nafeezuddin Mohammad, North Carolina A&T State University; Method/Instrument:
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10%Co 5%Ru MCM-41
Title: Micro Mouse; Subject: Micro particles of amorphous SiO2 that represent the emblematic character of disney Micky Mouse ; Credit: Saúl García López, Research Laboratory and Advanced Electronic Microscopy, UNIVERSIDAD JUÁREZ AUTÓNOMA DE TABASCO (MÉXICO); Method/Instrument: JEM 2100
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Micro Mouse
Title: The soldier; Subject: Ant-jaw-based surgical clamps; Credit: Alessandra Guimarães, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; Method/Instrument: SEM 6700
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The soldier
Title: Gone With the Wind; Subject: Dandelion Seed; Credit: Guilherme Tonelli, Laboratório de Microscopia Eletrônica at University of Brasília, Brazil; Method/Instrument: JSM-7001F
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Gone With the WInd
Title: Spaghetti - straight until wet; Subject: Polyethylene Fibers; Credit: Sreedhar Naidu D, Amararaja Batteries Ltd; Method/Instrument: JSM-6010 PLUS/LV
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Spaghetti - straight until wet
Title: Pearls on hydrophobic leaf; Subject: Lignin; Credit: Sreedhar Naidu D, Amararaja Batteries Ltd; Method/Instrument: JSM-6010 PLUS/LV
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Pearls on hydrophobic leaf
Title: Ruby Glade; Subject: GaAs nanocrystalline surface obtained by electrochemical etching; Credit: Sergey Simchenko, Department of radio electronics and precision instrumentation C.T.C city of Berdyansk; Method/Instrument: JSM-6490
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Ruby Glade
Title: Hippo-Clown; Subject: micrograph of an Alzheimer's disease-related gene expressed in mouse hippocampus region; Credit: Zhongyuan Zuo, Baylor College of Medicine; Method/Instrument: JEOL 1010
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Hippo-Clown
Title: Dueling Microscopes; Subject: Human Kidney Glomerulus; Credit: Janet Schwarz, The University of Vermont Microscopy Imaging Center; Method/Instrument: JEM-1400 TEM
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Dueling Microscopes
Title: ZnS/GaP multilayer film; Subject: Interface between GaP and ZnS, which were grown as a multilayer film on silicon - a new definition of "Twin boundary engineering"; Credit: Pariasadat Musavigharavi, University of New South Wales; Method/Instrument: JEOL F200
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ZnS/GaP multilayer film
Title: parasite; Subject: The helminth Heligmosomoides polygyrus, a nematode parasite of mice; Credit: Leandro Lemgruber, Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology - University of Glasgow; Method/Instrument: IT-100
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parasite
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
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crystalline labyrinth
Title: Ghost; Subject: Kidney biological sample; Credit: Linda Sims, Arkana Laboratories; Method/Instrument: JEOL JEM-1400Plus, 60kV, 2000x magnification, AMT bottom mount camera
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Ghost
Title: dragon by the tail; Subject: Tarantula urticating hair in web; Credit: James Bragg, US Army Dugway Proving Ground; Method/Instrument: JSM-6010LA
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dragon by the tail
Title: Diamonds in the rough; Subject: Bacillus thuringiensis crystals with spores; Credit: James Bragg, US Army Dugway Proving Ground; Method/Instrument: JSM-6300F
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Diamonds in the rough
Title: Nano Island; Subject: Particle of a platinum catalyst on the surface of a semiconductor; Credit: Sergey and Alexander Simchenko, Department of radio electronics and precision instrumentation C.T.C city of Berdyansk; Method/Instrument: JSM-6490
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Nano Island
Title: Color Crystals; Subject: ; Credit: Sergey and Alexander Simchenko, Department of radio electronics and precision instrumentation C.T.C city of Berdyansk; Method/Instrument: JSM-6490
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Color Crystals
Title: Wildlife of MXenes; Subject: In the world of two-dimensional (2D) transition metal carbides and nitrides (MXenes) the Ti2N MXene particles resemble a nanoscale underwater world where a predator is trying to hunt an innocent clownfish; Credit: Armin VahidMohammadi and Majid Beidaghi, Auburn University; Method/Instrument: JSM -7000F
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Wildlife of MXenes
Title: Roar; Subject: Tardigrade AKA Water Bear in algae; Credit: Sheri Neva, EAG Los Angeles; Method/Instrument: JSM 6610LV
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Roar
Title: Diamond-rolled STM tip; Subject: A tungsten scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) needle that was run along a chemically-vapour deposited diamond surface for several hours, resulting in a rolled up tip with indents of the diamond grains; Credit: Tomas Martin, University of Bristol; Method/Instrument: JSM-5600LV
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Diamond-rolled STM tip
Title: COSMO chameleon; Subject: JEOL COSMO; Credit: Iryna Zelenina, MPI CPFS; Method/Instrument: JEM-ARM300F / Alignment of the microscope
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COSMO chameleon
Title: Micro Cotton Candy; Subject: ; Credit: Richa Agrawal, Florida International University; Method/Instrument: JEOL 6330
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Micro Cotton Candy
Title: Crystal Dove; Subject: Pancreatic tissue with salt residue; Credit: Lita Duraine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Method/Instrument: 1400 Plus
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Crystal Dove
Title: Hallowed Vacuole; Subject: Human fibroblast cells; Credit: Lita Duraine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Method/Instrument: JEOL 1400 Plus
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Hallowed Vacuole
Title: Frozen Forest; Subject: Platinum nanocrystallites grown at a high deposition rate, leading to abnormal growth at the edges of the nanocrystal; Credit: Cian McKeown, Univeristy of Limerick; Method/Instrument: JCM 5700
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Frozen Forest
Title: Nanofireball; Subject: ZnO nanorods grown on the CuO nanosphere; Credit: Ulugbek Shaislamov, Jeju National University, Korea; Method/Instrument: JEM-2100F
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Nanofireball

 
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