2021 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.

2021 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Entrants

TITLE: Heart of Magnesium; SUBJECT: Pit formed on Magnesium alloy surface on reacting with Orthophosphoric acid due to preferential reaction in localized regions because of rare earth rich precipitate formation; CREDIT: Chetan Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-7800F Prime
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Heart of Magnesium
TITLE: Alien crystals; SUBJECT: Co-crystals of Ethambutol and Rifampicin; CREDIT: Ala' Salem, University of Pecs; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-IT500HR
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Alien crystals
TITLE: Chrysotil; SUBJECT: Chrysotil (Asbestos); CREDIT: Matthias Oppermann, Chemisches Labor Dr. Graser KG; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-IT 200
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Chrysotil
TITLE: Diatom; SUBJECT: Diatom; CREDIT: Mr. Jayesh Chaudhari, CSIR-CSMCRI; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-7100F
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Diatom
TITLE: Diatoms of California Pacific Coast; SUBJECT: Diatom of genus Cocconeis; CREDIT: Jose L Hernandez Jr., San Joaquin Delta College; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 6400 SEM
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Diatoms of California Pacific Coast
TITLE: Nickel Tree; SUBJECT: Nickel nodules growth it looks like a tree; CREDIT: Sheri Neva, Eurofins EAG; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 6610LV
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Nickel Tree
TITLE: Nano Dog; SUBJECT: Carbon nanoparticles representing the profile view of a dogs head; CREDIT: Aaron Schwartz-Duval; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 2010 cryo-electron microscope
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Nano Dog
TITLE: Snowflake of Gold; SUBJECT: ; CREDIT: Aaron Schwartz-Duval; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 2010 cryo-electron microscope
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Snowflake of Gold
TITLE: Santa; SUBJECT: Dendrites Mirrored shows what looks like Santa and a Star; CREDIT: Sheri Neva, Eurofins EAG; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 6610LV
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Santa
TITLE: Nano horse head; SUBJECT: Gadolinium; CREDIT: Krishna Kumar G, Sophisticated Test and Instrumentation Centre , Cochin; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEM 2100HR
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Nano horse head
TITLE: UFO - Unidentified Floating Object!; SUBJECT: Colorized SEM image of a centric diatom; CREDIT: Vijayasankar Raman, The University of Mississippi; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-7200FLV
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UFO - Unidentified Floating Object!
TITLE: Spider spinneret; SUBJECT: ; CREDIT: Braden Ruddy, Florida Atlantic University High School Imaging lab; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL SEM
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Spider spinneret
TITLE: Hercules Holding Coating; SUBJECT: The image demonstrates the cross-section view of AlScN thin film on Pt/Si substrate; CREDIT: PARIASADAT MUSAVIGHARAVI, University of Pennsylvania; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL F200 TEM
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Hercules Holding Coating
TITLE: RER Waves; SUBJECT: Acinar Cell of the Pancreas - An Enzyme Factory TEM image of waves of RER (rough endoplasmic reticulum) crashing ashore on a nucleus in an Exocrine Acinar Cell of the pancreas; CREDIT: Patrick Nahirney, University of Victoria; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JEM1400
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RER Waves
TITLE: Magma; SUBJECT: Electrochemical deposition of copper nanowires into a 200 nm pore size AOO template; CREDIT: Maria de Lourdes Gonzalez-Juarez, University of Southampton; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: SEM JEOL-JSM 6500F
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Magma
TITLE: Gecko Toes; SUBJECT: Gecko Toes; CREDIT: Angelina Smith, Florida Atlantic University High School Owls Imaging Lab; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL SEM
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Gecko Toes
TITLE: Ant head; SUBJECT: Ant head; CREDIT: Braden Ruddy, Florida Atlantic University High School Owls Imaging Lab; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL SEM
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Ant head

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