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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Just for fun: Micrograph Contest



Every year, Electron, Ion and Photon  Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN) hosts a micrograph contest.  This year, 86 entries were submitted.  You can see all six prize winners and 10 honorable mentions here.  


Here are a couple of examples:


The grand prize winner, submitted by Joel Yang and entitled 'Reading Tea Leaves':





Description: SEM image of M.C. Escher's 1948 Drop as "sketched" by e-beam lithography in such a way as to preserve the grayscale information. 

Medium: HSQ on Si

Magnification (3"x4" image):3,300x


And an honorable mention by 
H.D.Wanzenboeck and G.Hochleitner of the University of Technology Vienna, entitled 'The Engineer's Pole Dance (a little help please)':







Description: Carbon nano-fibers on FEBID iron catalyst particle
Magnification (3"x4" image):  50000