2015 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Winners

SUBJECT: FIU logo was engraved on a hair strand in order to demonstrate the capability of a dual beam fib instrument to a group of visitors; CREDIT: Ali Hadjikhani, AMERI / FIU; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: FIB milling / JEOL JIB 4500 dual beam
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January 2015 Winner
SUBJECT: Anther of Commelina erecta; CREDIT: José R. Almodóvar Rivera, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: Dehydrate, critical point drying, and sputter coated, and false color added / JEOL 5410 LV
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February and 2015 Grand Prize SEM Winner
SUBJECT: Dried pieces of hot silicone; CREDIT: Maria Paula Rodriguez, Universidad de Los Andes; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6490LV, Photoshop enhanced color
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March 2015 Winner
SUBJECT: Hibiscus pollen; CREDIT: Howard Berg, Danforth Plant Science Center; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: SEM image was manipulated using the embossing filter in Photoshop / JSM 6010 (InTouch Scope)
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April 2015 Winner
SUBJECT: Morning Glory pollen grain, still sitting on the anther.; CREDIT: Stefan Eberhard, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center / The University of Georgia; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6010LV SEM; Color enhanced in Photoshop
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May 2015 Winner
SUBJECT: SEM image of molten solder connecting gold wires on a silicon wafer; CREDIT: Ali Hadjikhani, AMERI / FIU; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JIB-4500 FIB
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June 2015 Winner
TITLE: Dandelion's Parachute; SUBJECT: Dandelion's seed parachute; CREDIT: Cecilia Cuellar, Universidad de Guadalajara; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: Gold coated, background removed with photoshop cs6, imaged with JEOL JSM-6610LV
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July 2015 Winner
SUBJECT: Katana before hardening (a.k.a. Samurai sword); CREDIT: Sheri Neva, SEAL Laboratories, a division of Evans Analytical Group; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: SEI/BEI/JSM-6610LV
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August 2015 Winner
TITLE: Sticky; SUBJECT: details of the finger tips of Eleutherodactylus; CREDIT: Jose R. Almodovar, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: Critical Point Drier, sputter coated, JSM-5410 LV
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September 2015 Winner
TITLE: Nano Sun; SUBJECT: Pseudo-colored transmission electron microscopy image of a 500 nanometer silicate nanoshell particle. The silicate nanoshell particle contains iron oxide concentrated on the inside of the shell; the bright red ring shows this. CREDIT: Prof. Moon Kim’s group: Ning Lu – University of Texas at Dallas, Sample from Prof. Andrew Kummel at UC San Diego; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: ARM200F
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October and 2015 Grand Prize TEM Winner
TITLE: Surf's Up; SUBJECT: Human Colonic Mucosa; CREDIT: Janet E. Schwarz, Univ. of Vermont Microscopy Imaging Center; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JEM-1400 TEM
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November 2015 Winner
TITLE: Miniature Christmas gift box; SUBJECT: Hydrothermally grown perovskites; CREDIT: Jibran Khaliq, TU Delft, The Netherlands; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-7500F SEM
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December 2015 Winner

 
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2015 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Entrants

SUBJECT: SEM image of a "Happy Holidays" engraved on a spider web using a FIB at 150x; CREDIT: Ali Hadjikhani, AMER- FIU; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JIB 4500
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Happy Holidays
SUBJECT: SEM image of a "Happy Holidays" engraved on a spider web using a FIB at 600x; CREDIT: Ali Hadjikhani, AMER- FIU; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JIB 4500
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Happy Holidays 2
SUBJECT: Minerals occurring in a sandstone rock; CREDIT: Gavin Miller, Queensland University of Technology; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 7001 FEGSEM
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Craigleith Sandstone: The rock that built Edinburgh
SUBJECT: details of the head of an Ant; CREDIT: Jose R Almodovar - University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 5410 LV
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From other world!
SUBJECT: leaf disease caused by a fungi; CREDIT: Jose R Almodovar - University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 5410 LV
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Leaf disease
SUBJECT: Multilayer free-standing thin film of novel Ti3C2 (MXene) 2D-nanomaterial. (Small pieces perpendicular to the main film.); CREDIT: Armin Vahid Mohammadi, Auburn University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-7000F SEM
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Fantasy Islands of 2nd Dimension
SUBJECT: Berlese funnel extraction from leaf-litter, 70% ethanol fixation, critical-point drying, gold-coated, secondary-electron image; CREDIT: Jessica Stevens and Noel Messick, Winthrop University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 6010Plus/LA
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All Eyes on Me
SUBJECT: Water miscible magnetite nanoparticles synthesized using thermal decomposition method; CREDIT: RAVICHANDRAN M, CINVESTAV-IPN; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JEM-1400
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Clownfish
SUBJECT: Collapsed carbon nanotubes aligning into a crystal packing preferred stacking state; CREDIT: Rebekah Downes, High-Performance Materials Institute, Florida State University, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: Tensile failure specimen peeled and viewed on TEM grid at 80kV with JEM-ARM200cF
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Collapsed Nanotubes
SUBJECT: Boron carbide crystal synthesized by carbothermal reduction reaction method; CREDIT: Paniz Foroughi, Florida International University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6330F
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Lilliputian Kite
SUBJECT: Alumina impurities; CREDIT: Paniz Foroughi, Florida International University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6330F SEM
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Micro coral
SUBJECT: Gustative fungiform papillae of fallow deer (Dama dama) tongue; CREDIT: Dr William Perez, Universidad de la República. Veterinary Faculty, Montevideo, Uruguay; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-5900LV
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Dama dama
SUBJECT: Fibers of retractor bulbi muscle of the eye of southern Minke whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis); CREDIT: Dr William Perez, Universidad de la República. Veterinary Faculty, Montevideo, Uruguay; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-5900LV
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Minke whale
SUBJECT: Ctenomys pearsoni tongue; CREDIT: Dr William Perez, Universidad de la República. Veterinary Faculty, Montevideo, Uruguay; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-5900LV
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Ctenomys pearsoni
SUBJECT: Suricatta (Meerkat) tongue (abstract); CREDIT: Dr William Perez, Universidad de la República. Veterinary Faculty, Montevideo, Uruguay; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-5900LV
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Suricatta (Meerkat)
SUBJECT: Precipitation of nanoplatelets around α-tetragonal boron nanoribbons in prolonged synthesis reaction.; CREDIT: Image CREDIT: Dr. Zhe Guan (via Siang Yee Chang & Assoc. Professor Dr. Terry T. Xu)
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A forest of nanoribbons
SUBJECT: Sapphire unpolished surface uniformly covered by a 5 nm-thick Ni thin film used as substrate for growth of boron-based nanostructures; CREDIT: Image CREDIT: Dr. Zhe Guan (via Siang Yee Chang & Assoc. Professor Dr. Terry T. Xu)
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Let it snow!
SUBJECT: Titanium Dioxide grown on Multi Wall Carbon Nanotubes film; CREDIT: Phong Tran/Florida State University High Performance Materials Institute; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-7401F
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Crystal Flowers
SUBJECT: Rice Plant (root) Tissue; CREDIT: Sahina Gazi, National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, GOA; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6360LV SEM, Sputter Coated (Pt)
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Rice Plant
SUBJECT: Sponge Spicules within the surface sediments of Antarctica; CREDIT: Sahina Gazi, National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, GOA; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6360LV SEM, Sputter Coated (Pt)
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Sponge Spicules
SUBJECT: Anodic alumina oxide pillar; CREDIT: Anawati, Universitas Teknologi Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: Cross section/ JSM-6380LA
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Anodic alumina oxide pillar
SUBJECT: Selective dissolution of magnesium phase in a ceramic coating formed on Mg alloys; CREDIT: Anawati, Universitas
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Selective dissolution
SUBJECT: Mouse tissue on a microscope slide; CREDIT: Ali Hadjikhani, AMERI- FIU; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: SEM-
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Like the Lazy ocean hugs the shore
SUBJECT: magnetic nano-particles overgrown on a piece of silicon wafer; CREDIT: Ali Hadjikhani, AMERI- FIU;
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The autumn leaves
SUBJECT: Textures on the body of a beetle; CREDIT: Jose R. Almodovar, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez;
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Body of a beetle
SUBJECT: Layers of a cross section of a snail; CREDIT: Jose R. Almodovar, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez;
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Cross section of a snail
SUBJECT: Dried rose petal (20kV X750) Coloured digitally with Adobe Photoshop CREDIT: Maria Paula Rodriguez Quijano, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia (student) METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM - 6490LV
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Surreal Rose
SUBJECT: overgrown nanoparticles on a silicon wafer; CREDIT: Ali Hadjikhani - AMERI/FIU; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 6330 FE SEM
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Micro Seaweed
SUBJECT: Oscillatory zoning in tourmaline crystal. Sample collected from Mt. St. Helens, WA; CREDIT: Alexander Iveson, Washington State University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: BSE / JXA-8500F EPMA
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Complex Chemical Zonation In Tourmaline
SUBJECT: Tin Oxide; CREDIT: Jonathan C. Briones, De La Salle University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: Horizontal vapor phase growth technique/JSM-5310
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There goes my Sandwich
SUBJECT: Insect eggs on a leaf; CREDIT: Tatiana Cavelier (UNIANDES); METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6490LV/digital coloring using Adobe Photoshop
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Mandala
SUBJECT: TiO2 Nanotube; CREDIT: Vinayaraj Ozhukil Kollath, UNESP, Bauru; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: Colored using GIMP, JEOL JSM-7500F
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Crunchy Tubes
SUBJECT: pencil waste; CREDIT: Juan Sebastian Rivera Hernandez, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: Edited and colored with Photoshop CC. JEOL JSM-6490LV SEM
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Pencil Waste? No, Art.
SUBJECT: Diatome; CREDIT: Jose R. Almodovar, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: Sputter coated, JSM-5410 LV
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Diatome
SUBJECT: Stalk of wheat; CREDIT: Juan Sebastian Rivera Hernandez, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: Edited and Colored with Photoshop CC. JEOL JSM-6490LV SEM
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Stalk of wheat
SUBJECT: Nanomaterials/Microstructure of methylammonium lead iodide perovskite; CREDIT: Kunwu Fu, Energy Research Institute @ NTU; Nanyang Technological University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-7600F field emission SEM
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methylammonium lead iodide perovskite
SUBJECT: Micro-shrub structure of methylammonium lead iodide perovskite; CREDIT: Kunwu Fu, Energy Research Institute @ NTU; Nanyang Technological University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-7600F field emission SEM
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methylammonium lead iodide perovskite
SUBJECT: 800nm pillar milled out of an AlBNNT sample in 6 different milling stages. Sample was fabricated for nanomechanical testing in a Hysitron nanoindenter.; CREDIT: Ali Hadjikhani - AMERI; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: FIB milling/ SEM microscopy JEOL JIB 4500
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The last one standing
SUBJECT: Tin Oxide; CREDIT: Jonathan C. Briones - De La Salle University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: horizontal vapor phase growth deposition - JEOL JSM 5310
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Artifact
SUBJECT: Details in the body of Coffee Borer, Hypothenemus hampei; CREDIT: Jose R. Almodovar - University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: Dried, gold coated. JEOL SEM 5410 LV
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Hypothenemus
SUBJECT: Tsetse Fly closeup of head: this is the cause of sleeping sickness; CREDIT: Jose R. Almodovar - University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: Dried, gold coated, psudocolor. JEOL SEM 5410 LV
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Tsetse
SUBJECT: Nano material; CREDIT: Klaud Jenssen F. Haygood - De La Salle University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: Horizontal vapor phase - JSM 5310
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The Thing
SUBJECT: Nano material; CREDIT: Klaud Jenssen F. Haygood - De La Salle University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: Horizontal vapor phase - JSM 5310
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Nano Weeds
SUBJECT: Platinum cubes on BDD; CREDIT: Yaritza Hernández Lebrón - University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: Gentle Beam Low at 3kV - JSM-7500F
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Platinum Cubes
SUBJECT: [PMMA+BaTiO3+ Graphene] composite thick films; CREDIT: Mobeen Haneef - NUST H-12 ISLAMABAD; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: SEM used at 10kV and at 1100x magnification - JSM-6490LA
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Nano Crosses
SUBJECT: tin oxide; CREDIT: Jonathan C. Briones, De La Salle University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: Horizontal Vapor Phase Crystal Growth Technique / JEOL SEM 5310
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Mushroom Field
SUBJECT: Hibiscus pollen (Rose of Sharon); CREDIT: Howard Berg, Danforth Plant Science Center; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: fresh tissue, stereo pair, red-cyan glasses required / JSM 6010 (InTouch Scope)
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Hibiscus anther (stereo view)
SUBJECT: Tin Oxide; CREDIT: Jonathan C. Briones, De La Salle University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: Horizontal Phase vapor deposition / JEOL SEM 5310
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Pieces of My Broken Heart
SUBJECT: Anther of Commelina erecta; CREDIT: José R. Almodóvar Rivera, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: Dehydrate, critical point drying, and sputter coated, and false color added / JEOL 5410 LV
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Commelina Anther
SUBJECT: Plant mite; CREDIT: José R. Almodóvar Rivera, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: Low Vacuum SEM image / JEOL 5410 LV
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Mite
SUBJECT: Termite Head; CREDIT: José R. Almodóvar Rivera, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: dehydrated, gold coated / JEOL 5410 LV
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Termite Head
SUBJECT: Silver leads on a solar cell; CREDIT: Ian Gutiérrez, Puerto Rico Energy Center; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6010LA
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Silver leads
SUBJECT: Tin Oxide Nanomaterial; CREDIT: Jonathan C. Briones, De La Salle University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: Horizontal Vapor Phase Crystal Growth Technique / JEOL SEM 5310
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Thorny fat heart
SUBJECT: Platinum electrodeposited on boron-doped diamond film; CREDIT: Yaritza Hernández Lebrón, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: Gentle Beam Low at 3kV / JSM-7500F
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Platinum electrodeposited 1
SUBJECT: Platinum electrodeposited on boron-doped diamond film; CREDIT: Yaritza Hernández Lebrón, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: Gentle Beam Low at 3kV / JSM-7500F
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Platinum electrodeposited 2
SUBJECT: Surface of a more modern solar cell; CREDIT: Ian Gutiérrez, Puerto Rico Energy Center; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6010LA
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Solar cell surface
SUBJECT: Surface of a solar cell with many years in use; CREDIT: Ian Gutiérrez, Puerto Rico Energy Center; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6010LA
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Under the Sun

 
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