2022 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest

Take Your Best Shot!

Submit an entry to the contest

What Makes a Winning Image?

A winning image requires the following attributes:

  1. Artistically or esthetically pleasing to look at (eye catching).
  2. Good composition, not unlike any piece of artwork (layout, brightness contrast, color…).
  3. Technically sound with no charging, sharp focus, no astigmatism and the correct detector and accelerating voltage (usually the lower the better).
  4. Careful and competent use of image processing and colorization.

2022 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Entrants

Creative or Logical?

TITLE: Creative or Logical?; SUBJECT: Colorized TEM image of a phase-separated polymeric "nano-brain" developed via aqueous polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) where two distinct hemispheres are formed; CREDIT: Spyridon Varlas, University of Sheffield; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JEM-2100 TEM

Can you find your way out?

TITLE: Can you find your way out?; SUBJECT: Colorized TEM image of polymeric nanoworms arranged in a maze-like conformation developed via aqueous polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA); CREDIT: Spyridon Varlas, University of Sheffield; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JEM-2100 TEM

Autumn Season in BMGs

TITLE: Autumn Season in BMGs; SUBJECT: Electropolishing; CREDIT: Priyanka Saini, IIT Delhi; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSEM-7100F

Nano Nova

TITLE: Nano Nova; SUBJECT: Laser trench in silicon; CREDIT: Kevin Awai, Raytheon; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 6460

Basalt

TITLE: Basalt; SUBJECT: Chlorite-Smectite filling vesicles of a Basalt (volcanic rock); CREDIT: Cauê de Souza Coutinho Nogueira Nogueira, UFF; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-7100F

copper oxide polyhedrons

TITLE: copper oxide polyhedrons; SUBJECT: SEM; CREDIT: Olayemi Fakayode, University of South Africa; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: FESEM JEOL

human tooth

TITLE: human tooth; SUBJECT: surface of a human tooth; CREDIT: Abigail Sinu, FAU High School Owls Imaging Lab; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL Neoscope JCM6000 Plus

Fruit fly

TITLE: Fruit fly; SUBJECT: Fruit fly; CREDIT: Saachi Mody, FAU High School Owls Imaging Lab; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL Neoscope JCM6000 Plus

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