2020 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Grand Prize Winners

Grand Prize SEM
TITLE: Seeds on the cradle; SUBJECT: Pollen grains over stigma of aster flower (Symphyotrichum Tradescantii); CREDIT: Flavio Guerra Loureiro, Vallourec; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 6360
Grand Prize TEM
TITLE: The Screamer 2020; SUBJECT: Image of Drosophila melanogaster firing between boutons; CREDIT: Lita Duraine, Baylor College of Medicine; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 1400+

2020 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Winners

January 2020 Winner
TITLE: A Different Kind of Weather; SUBJECT: Atmospheric weathering on the inside surface of a glass bottle. The green “branches” are crystals of sodium carbonate (Na2CO3), the white “snowflakes” are hexagonal crystals of CaCO3, and the blue “sky” is the inside surface of a glass bottle.; CREDIT: Brandon Aldinger, American Glass Research; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL IT-300LV SEM
February 2020 Winner
TITLE: Nano-folded Au catalyst; SUBJECT: We deposited 60 nm of Au on a heat-shrinkable polymer, and heated the film at 200 C for 3 mins to form the nano-folded Au catalyst; CREDIT: Kam Sang Kowk, Johns Hopkins Univ. - Nano Lett. 2019, 19, 12, 9154-9159 Nov 18, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b04564; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-IT100 SEM
March 2020 Winner
TITLE: Diatom 2; SUBJECT: Gold sputtered diatom, 7500x at 10kV; CREDIT: Rob Flickenger; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6320F
April 2020 Winner
TITLE: Flower Tower; SUBJECT: Stigma of aster flower (Symphyotrichum Tradescantii); CREDIT: Flavio Guerra Loureiro, Vallourec; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 6360
May 2020 Winner
TITLE: Coral Reefs; SUBJECT: The structures on butterfly wings gives the feel of underwater coral reefs; CREDIT: SAURABH PARMAR, Dr.K.C.Patel R & D Center, CHARUSAT; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM 6010LA
June 2020 Winner
TITLE: amastigotes; SUBJECT: Leishmania amazonensis amastigotes; CREDIT: Jéssica Carreira de Paula, Universidade Estadual de Maringá; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JEM-1400 TEM
July 2020 Winner
TITLE: Seeds on the cradle; SUBJECT: Pollen grains over stigma of aster flower (Symphyotrichum Tradescantii); CREDIT: Flavio Guerra Loureiro, Vallourec; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 6360
August 2020 Winner
TITLE: Foraminifera; SUBJECT: Distribution of Mg in a foraminifera; CREDIT: Anette von der Handt, University of Minnesota; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JXA-8530FPlus
September 2020 Winner
TITLE: Volcano Eruption; SUBJECT: A cross-section view of a stack of layers, the 2D MoS2 structure grown on AlScN/Pt/Si substrate and coated by Ti/Au; CREDIT: PARIASADAT MUSAVIGHARAVI, University of Pennsylvania; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL F200 TEM
October 2020 Winner
TITLE: Rusting asteroid; SUBJECT: Starch granules anchored in a ginger fragment; CREDIT: DIEGO FERREIRA REGALADO, Center for Analysis of Biomedical Phenomena of the University of State of Amazonas - CMABio/UEA; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-IT500HR
November 2020 Winner
TITLE: The Screamer 2020; SUBJECT: Image of Drosophila melanogaster firing between boutons; CREDIT: Lita Duraine, Baylor College of Medicine; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 1400+
December 2020 Winner
TITLE: Little Rock Candy Mountains; SUBJECT: This image depicts calcite crystals that have precipitated on the surface of a fossil radiolarian; CREDIT: Tirzah Abbott, NUANCE Center - Northwestern University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 7900FLV

2020 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Entries

Desirable Atomic Defects
TITLE: Desirable Atomic Defects; SUBJECT: A network of planar defects in Aluminum thin film; CREDIT: PARIASADAT MUSAVIGHARAVI, University of Pennsylvania; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL F200 TEM
Mandible
TITLE: Mandible; SUBJECT: Ant on SEM stub on SEI mode; CREDIT: Julie Tran, San Joaquin Delta College; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL SEM 6390
Battle to the Death
TITLE: Battle to the Death; SUBJECT: Insects in DAG on an SEM stub for a lab experiment; CREDIT: Julie Tran, San Joaquin Delta College; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL SEM 6390
Inside of a worker ant's gaster
TITLE: Inside of a worker ant's gaster; SUBJECT: SEM of an worker ant showing the internal organs of its gaster; CREDIT: Fábio Dossi, ITP; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-IT200LA
Fracture
TITLE: Fracture; SUBJECT: Gold Tin Solder Fracture; CREDIT: Sheri Neva, Eurofins - EAG; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM6610LV
Nano Maze in Velvet Rose
TITLE: Nano Maze in Velvet Rose; SUBJECT: Morphology of WO3 thin films; CREDIT: Saurabh Parmar, CHARUSAT with credit to Dr. S Kapatel and S Patel; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM 6010LA
Coating delamination
TITLE: Coating delamination; SUBJECT: Material science: breaking of coating deposited on stainless steel substrate; CREDIT: Emile HAYE, UNamur; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 6010LV
Dinosaur tail?
TITLE: Dinosaur tail?; SUBJECT: Silicon nanowire coated by CrN coating, for supercapacitor application; CREDIT: Emile HAYE, UNamur; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: SEM JEOL 7500F
Pollen of Richardia scabra L. (Ribiaceae)
TITLE: Pollen of Richardia scabra L. (Ribiaceae); SUBJECT: Pollen of Richardia scabra L. (Ribiaceae); CREDIT: Fabio Dossi, ITP; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-IT200LA
Together we will conquer
TITLE: Together we will conquer; SUBJECT: Tachyzoites of Toxoplasma gondii replicating in a vacuole inside the host cell; CREDIT: Leandro Lemgruber, University of Glasgow; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL IT-100
Spherical and microfibers
TITLE: Spherical and microfibers; SUBJECT: Spherical and microfibers in 3D-printed polymer; CREDIT: Nahal Aliheidari, Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute (at IUPUI), Purdue; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-7800F
An undesired but beautiful overgrowth
TITLE: An undesired but beautiful overgrowth; SUBJECT: Cross section image of copper nanowires electrochemically synthesised into AAO template; CREDIT: Maria de Lourdes Gonzalez-Juarez, University of Southampton; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM 6500F
podocytes
TITLE: podocytes; SUBJECT: Football processes of glomerular podocytes; CREDIT: Dr. Anil Kumar Pasupulati, Dept. Biochemistry, University of Hyderabad / Image taken at TEM center facility of IISER mohali By Ravinder Singh; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: TEM model JEM F200
Mom and Daughter
TITLE: Mom and Daughter; SUBJECT: B16F10 melanoma cells in the last step of mitosis; CREDIT: Maria de los Angeles Ramirez, CIC biomaGUNE, San Sebastian, España; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: SEM JEOL JSM-6490LV
MicroDonut
TITLE: MicroDonut; SUBJECT: Polymeric microparticles with Au-Pd sputtering; CREDIT: Maria de los Angeles Ramirez, CIC biomaGUNE, San Sebastian, España - Instituto de Nanosistemas, San Martín, Argentina; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: SEM JEOL JSM-6490LV
Ant head
TITLE: Ant head; SUBJECT: Ant head; CREDIT: Flavio Guerra Loureiro; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 6360
May Bursting into Life
TITLE: May Bursting into Life; SUBJECT: 2 of 12 tiny cocoons on a leaf; CREDIT: Sheri Neva, Eurofins EAG Materials Science; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 6610LV
Python resting under the autumn flowers
TITLE: Python resting under the autumn flowers; SUBJECT: A butterfly’s mouth is a long tube, through which it sucks the sweet nectar from flowers. When the butterfly does not want to eat, it rolls the tube up!; CREDIT: SAURABH PARMAR, Dr.K.C.Patel R & D Center, CHARUSAT; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM 6010LA
There’s a butterfly that sees you through its 12,000 eyes
TITLE: There’s a butterfly that sees you through its 12,000 eyes; SUBJECT: Butterflies have two large eyes, which are made of many, many small hexagonal parts. These are called 'compound eyes'.; CREDIT: SAURABH PARMAR, Dr.K.C.Patel R & D Center, CHARUSAT; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM 6010LA
A Night Sky in the Desert
TITLE: A Night Sky in the Desert; SUBJECT: 150 nm of Bi material deposited on Si wafer by sputtering. Sample tilted 26 degrees; CREDIT: Jesus Javier Alcantar Peña, CIDESI – Querétaro; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-7200F SEM
Caribbean Sea
TITLE: Caribbean Sea; SUBJECT: 150 nm of Bi deposited on Si by RF Sputtering at RT. Ocean edge effect due to release of adhesive tape used during the Bi deposit to create a step. Sand color corresponds to Si and watercolor correspond to Bi, the sample was tilted to improve the like-ocean view; CREDIT: Jesus Javier Alcantar Peña, Julian Carrillo (coloring),Edgar Sierra (deposition of Bi material), CIDESI – Queretaro; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-7200F FESEM
Beetle in Blue
TITLE: Beetle in Blue; SUBJECT: Beetle Eye colored in alcohol paint; CREDIT: Sheri Neva, Eurofins - EAG Material Science; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 6610LV
ZnO star
TITLE: ZnO star; SUBJECT: ZnO stars, multipods and ellipsoids were synthesized by mixing Zn(NO3)2 and NaOH solutions at once under stirring condition at room temperature ; CREDIT: Ravinder Singh - IISER MOHALI; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JEM-F200 TEM
Nano-Jellyfish
TITLE: Nano-Jellyfish; SUBJECT: Colorized TEM image of polymeric nano-jellyfish developed via aqueous polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA); CREDIT: Spyridon Varlas, University of Birmingham; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JEM-2100 TEM
Diatom 1
TITLE: Diatom 1; SUBJECT: Gold sputtered diatom, 1800x at 10kV; CREDIT: Rob Flickenger; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6320F
A red pilgrim
TITLE: A red pilgrim; SUBJECT: Varicose veins segment treated by sclerotherapy and a red blood cell; CREDIT: Diego Regalado, Aldenora Vasconcelos and Jander Matos, Center for Analysis of Biomedical Phenomena of the University of State of Amazonas - CMABio/UEA; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-IT500HR
Nano-barbed wire network
TITLE: Nano-barbed wire network; SUBJECT: A carbon nanofiber composite network made through Damage Induced Surface Texturing. The image is colorized; CREDIT: Navid Namdari, University of Toledo; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-7500F
New Vision
TITLE: New Vision; SUBJECT: Colorized SEM image of a developing eye of a 18 hrs-old zebrafish embryo (x500); CREDIT: Vijayasankar Raman, The University of Mississippi; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-7200FLV
Surrounded
TITLE: Surrounded; SUBJECT: Tumor cells on a myelin covered wire; CREDIT: Simone Lauciello, Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6490LA SEM
Butterfly Wing
TITLE: Butterfly Wing; SUBJECT: Butterfly Wing; CREDIT: Saurabh Parmar; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM 6010LA
God is an Artist
TITLE: God is an Artist; SUBJECT: Agriculture; CREDIT: Saurabh Parmar; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM 6010LA
Freestanding nano-folded Au catalyst
TITLE: Freestanding nano-folded Au catalyst; SUBJECT: ; CREDIT: Kam Sang Kwok, Johns Hopkins University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT:

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