Coolness: Electron Micograph Art

Sep 23 2007 Published by under Coolness


I don't remember where I found this, but it's really amazing. The 2005
conference on electron/ion microscopy gave awards for the best bizarre or art-like images produced using electron or ion microscopy. The images range from beautiful,
like the C60 crystalline lattice to the right, to extremely bizzare like the nano-meter scale toilet image to the left.

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  • Torbjörn Larsson, OM says:

    You may have read this.
    I quote myself:

    Ah yes, you see many beautiful/bizarre things when you do micro/nano-scale viewing or fabrication.
    Technically, the dynamic electron mirror was most interesting IMO. It reminds me of material imaging where you excite a localized surface wave (with a laser for example) and read of the response (perhaps with another light source), kicking the material to learn about it from its response. Cool tricks!

    But the description of "the toilet" as a 'collection site' for defects is really neat. 😛
    Indeed, it looks like a defect via structure to me (connecting down to stripe conductors or gates). In any case it illustrates how things can go down the toliet anywhere.

  • DJB Rizalist says:

    Is the nano toilet uhmm biological?

  • Elia Diodati says:

    Typo in title.
    How does that toilet flush? Surface tension would make it impossible 😉

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