2018 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Grand Prize Winners

Grand Prize SEM
TITLE: Pollen Granule; SUBJECT: Pollen granulle; CREDIT: Orlando Hernández, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, ENES - Unidad Morelia; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-IT300; Preparation: Dr. Francisco Balvino Olvera; Image proccesing: Biol. Daniel Ramírez Martínez
Grand Prize TEM
TITLE: Axon Rose; SUBJECT: Representation from genotype VPS11 from drosophila brain tissue. The image shows a mutant axon gone awry amongst other brain cells; CREDIT: Lita Duraine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 1400 Plus

2018 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Winners

January 2018 Winner
TITLE: hierarchical nanostructure; SUBJECT: Ag/ZnO hierarchical nanostructure; CREDIT: Ulugbek Shaislamov, Jeju National University, Korea; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6700F
February 2018 Winner
TITLE: Love Me, Love My Bouton; SUBJECT: The image is a representation of a genetic deficiency construct made for drosophila neuromuscular junction tissue. The image shows a mutant bouton synapse; CREDIT: Lita Duraine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 1400 Plus
March 2018 Winner
TITLE: Pollen Granule; SUBJECT: Pollen granulle; CREDIT: Orlando Hernández, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, ENES - Unidad Morelia; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-IT300; Preparation: Dr. Francisco Balvino Olvera; Image proccesing: Biol. Daniel Ramírez Martínez
April 2018 Winner
TITLE: Twins in magnesium; SUBJECT: Atomic arrangement across a twin boundary in magnesium; CREDIT: Lawrence Whitmore, University of Salzburg; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: F200
May 2018 Winner
TITLE: Axon Rose; SUBJECT: Representation from genotype VPS11 from drosophila brain tissue. The image shows a mutant axon gone awry amongst other brain cells; CREDIT: Lita Duraine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 1400 Plus
June 2018 Winner
TITLE: A walking rabbit; SUBJECT: Lithium metal oxide nanoparticles used as battery cathode placed on a lacey carbon grid; CREDIT: Cong Su, MIT (Bell Lab - Harvard Univ.); METHOD/INSTRUMENT: ARM200F
July 2018 Winner
TITLE: Ultraviolet lace; SUBJECT: Surface morphology of AlGaN semiconductor material. Overlay of a backscattered electron image (showing topography) and cathodoluminescence image (revealing the light emission properties); CREDIT: Lucia Spasevski, University of Strathclyde; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JXA-8530F EPMA
August 2018 Winner
TITLE: Hi there!; SUBJECT: Ant head; CREDIT: Stefan Eberhard, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center / University of Georgia; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL-6010LV
September 2018 Winner
TITLE: Nanofireball; SUBJECT: ZnO nanorods grown on the CuO nanosphere; CREDIT: Ulugbek Shaislamov, Jeju National University, Korea; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEM-2100F
October 2018 Winner
TITLE: Wildlife of MXenes; SUBJECT: In the world of two-dimensional (2D) transition metal carbides and nitrides (MXenes) the Ti2N MXene particles resemble a nanoscale underwater world where a predator is trying to hunt an innocent clownfish; CREDIT: Armin VahidMohammadi and Majid Beidaghi, Auburn University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM -7000F
November 2018 Winner
TITLE: crystalline labyrinth; SUBJECT: Looking inside the petiole of water hyacinth (Eicchornia crassipes) at the beautiful partitioned airspace canals and their surrounding cellular connective tissue with protruding calcium oxalate styloids; CREDIT: Harry (Jack) Horner, Iowa State University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 5800 SEM at 15 kV
December 2018 Winner
TITLE: Monarch Wing; SUBJECT: Monarch Butterfly's wing segment; CREDIT: Yiheng Chen, The Haverford School; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: NeoScope JCM-5000

2018 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Entries

Nano PbTe
TITLE: Nano PbTe; SUBJECT: Cubic PbTe nanocrystals (NCs) with neutral (100) facets. Cubes are capped with oleate ligands; CREDIT: Karunamuni Silva, Wayne State University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 2010 TEM
A cross-section view of a sperm tail with double axonemes
TITLE: A cross-section view of a sperm tail with double axonemes; SUBJECT: TEM image of chemically fixed sperm specimen. Image taken at x200,000 after rotation and tilting; CREDIT: Yew Heng, Hospital For Sick Children – Toronto, Ontario; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEM 1400
Preparation
TITLE: Preparation; SUBJECT: Preparation of highly structural oriented porous activated carbon; CREDIT: Harjeet Nath, Tripura University, India; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM 6510
Shoal-yte
TITLE: Shoal-yte; SUBJECT: ; CREDIT: Rekha Lankipalli, Amararaja Batteries Limited; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM 6010 PLUS/LV
Li-LLY Grass Electrode
TITLE: Li-LLY Grass Electrode; SUBJECT: ; CREDIT: Rekha Lankipalli, India; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM 6010 PLUS/LV
Snow
TITLE: Snow; SUBJECT: The image of gallium arsinide textured surface obtained by electrochemical etching. Microphotograph is made with scanning electronic microscope and coloured with the computer graphic tools. Magnification x2000; CREDIT: Sergey and Alexander Simchenko, SSTehnology; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6490
The MXene Rock
TITLE: The MXene Rock; SUBJECT: Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) image of a partially etched Ti2AlC particle showing similarities to a mountain rock. Fake colors and the sunset effect are added using a computer software.; CREDIT: Armin VahidMohammadi, Auburn University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-7000F
Spaceship to Mars
TITLE: Spaceship to Mars; SUBJECT: SEM Chamber & Detectors. (In view: backscatter detector, secondary detector, EDS detector, IR camera and pole piece.); CREDIT: Kristin Murphy, Heraeus; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6060
The Aftermath
TITLE: The Aftermath; SUBJECT: The cell surface post human cytomegalovirus infection; CREDIT: Jie Ying Jacklyn Neo, National University of Singapore; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM- 6701F FEG SEM
Nano Batman
TITLE: Nano Batman; SUBJECT: Graphite for energy storage; CREDIT: Naidu D Sreedhar, Amararaja Batteries Ltd ; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6010 PLUS/LV
Lava
TITLE: Lava; SUBJECT: Expanded graphite for energy storage; CREDIT: Naidu D Sreedhar, Amararaja Batteries Ltd; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6010 PLUS/LV
MXene White Walker
TITLE: MXene White Walker; SUBJECT: Partially etched 2D titanium nitride (Ti2N) MXene particles produced by selective etching of Al atoms from the Ti2AlN material. The particle resembles White Walker characters in the Game of Thrones TV show series.; CREDIT: Armin VahidMohammadi, Auburn University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-7000F
WO3 Nanoflakes
TITLE: WO3 Nanoflakes; SUBJECT: Hydrothermal Synthesis of WO3 thin films for Electrochromism application; CREDIT: Satish Patil, Shivaji University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL SEM
Valley of Nanowires in the forest
TITLE: Valley of Nanowires - Forest; SUBJECT: ; CREDIT: Sreedhar Naidu Doraswamy, Amararaja Batteries Ltd; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6010 PLUS/LVTITLE: Valley of Nanowires in the forest; SUBJECT: Multi Walled Carbon Nanotubes for energy storages; CREDIT: Sreedhar Naidu Doraswamy, Amararaja Batteries Ltd; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6010 PLUS/LV
Surfing by Functionalized Nanotube
TITLE: Surfing by Functionalized Nanotube; SUBJECT: Discrete Nanotube for energy storages; CREDIT: Sreedhar Naidu Doraswamy, Amararaja Batteries Ltd; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6010 PLUS/LV
tartarate
TITLE: tartarate; SUBJECT: Wine crystals (tartarate) - crystal growth in Sepp Mosser wine TBA saemling, late harvest (2012); CREDIT: Bogdan Ranguelov Bogdan, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM 5300
Seeing the Light
TITLE: Seeing the Light; SUBJECT: Outer segment (tip) of a rod photoreceptor embraced by a retinal pigment epithelial cell (right) in the retina of a monkey eye. Original mag, x40,000; CREDIT: Patrick Nahirney, Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria, Canada; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEM-1400
Beast
TITLE: Beast; SUBJECT: TEM image of a thin Si sample; CREDIT: Moon Kim, UT Dallas; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: 2000FX
Kitty Paws
TITLE: Kitty Paws; SUBJECT: Lipid-based nanoparticle ; CREDIT: CHUAN-EN LU, Department of Science in Biochemical Science and Technology, National Taiwan University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT:
10%Co 5%Ru MCM-41
TITLE: 10%Co 5%Ru MCM-41; SUBJECT: Cobalt based bimetallic nanocatalyst on MCM-41 support; CREDIT: Nafeezuddin Mohammad, North Carolina A&T State University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT:
Micro Mouse
TITLE: Micro Mouse; SUBJECT: Micro particles of amorphous SiO2 that represent the emblematic character of disney Micky Mouse ; CREDIT: Saúl García López, Research Laboratory and Advanced Electronic Microscopy, UNIVERSIDAD JUÁREZ AUTÓNOMA DE TABASCO (MÉXICO); METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEM 2100
The soldier
TITLE: The soldier; SUBJECT: Ant-jaw-based surgical clamps; CREDIT: Alessandra Guimarães, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: SEM 6700
Gone With the WInd
TITLE: Gone With the Wind; SUBJECT: Dandelion Seed; CREDIT: Guilherme Tonelli, Laboratório de Microscopia Eletrônica at University of Brasília, Brazil; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-7001F
Spaghetti - straight until wet
TITLE: Spaghetti - straight until wet; SUBJECT: Polyethylene Fibers; CREDIT: Sreedhar Naidu D, Amararaja Batteries Ltd; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6010 PLUS/LV
Pearls on hydrophobic leaf
TITLE: Pearls on hydrophobic leaf; SUBJECT: Lignin; CREDIT: Sreedhar Naidu D, Amararaja Batteries Ltd; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6010 PLUS/LV
Ruby Glade
TITLE: Ruby Glade; SUBJECT: GaAs nanocrystalline surface obtained by electrochemical etching; CREDIT: Sergey Simchenko, Department of radio electronics and precision instrumentation C.T.C city of Berdyansk; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6490
Hippo-Clown
TITLE: Hippo-Clown; SUBJECT: micrograph of an Alzheimer's disease-related gene expressed in mouse hippocampus region; CREDIT: Zhongyuan Zuo, Baylor College of Medicine; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 1010
Dueling Microscopes
TITLE: Dueling Microscopes; SUBJECT: Human Kidney Glomerulus; CREDIT: Janet Schwarz, The University of Vermont Microscopy Imaging Center; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEM-1400 TEM
ZnS/GaP multilayer film
TITLE: ZnS/GaP multilayer film; SUBJECT: Interface between GaP and ZnS, which were grown as a multilayer film on silicon - a new definition of "Twin boundary engineering"; CREDIT: Pariasadat Musavigharavi, University of New South Wales; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL F200
parasite
TITLE: parasite; SUBJECT: The helminth Heligmosomoides polygyrus, a nematode parasite of mice; CREDIT: Leandro Lemgruber, Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology - University of Glasgow; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: IT-100
Ghost
TITLE: Ghost; SUBJECT: Kidney biological sample; CREDIT: Linda Sims, Arkana Laboratories; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JEM-1400Plus, 60kV, 2000x magnification, AMT bottom mount camera
dragon by the tail
TITLE: dragon by the tail; SUBJECT: Tarantula urticating hair in web; CREDIT: James Bragg, US Army Dugway Proving Ground; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6010LA
Diamonds in the rough
TITLE: Diamonds in the rough; SUBJECT: Bacillus thuringiensis crystals with spores; CREDIT: James Bragg, US Army Dugway Proving Ground; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6300F
Nano Island
TITLE: Nano Island; SUBJECT: Particle of a platinum catalyst on the surface of a semiconductor; CREDIT: Sergey and Alexander Simchenko, Department of radio electronics and precision instrumentation C.T.C city of Berdyansk; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6490
Color Crystals
TITLE: Color Crystals; SUBJECT: ; CREDIT: Sergey and Alexander Simchenko, Department of radio electronics and precision instrumentation C.T.C city of Berdyansk; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6490
Roar
TITLE: Roar; SUBJECT: Tardigrade AKA Water Bear in algae; CREDIT: Sheri Neva, EAG Los Angeles; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM 6610LV
Diamond-rolled STM tip
TITLE: Diamond-rolled STM tip; SUBJECT: A tungsten scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) needle that was run along a chemically-vapour deposited diamond surface for several hours, resulting in a rolled up tip with indents of the diamond grains; CREDIT: Tomas Martin, University of Bristol; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-5600LV
COSMO chameleon
TITLE: COSMO chameleon; SUBJECT: JEOL COSMO; CREDIT: Iryna Zelenina, MPI CPFS; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEM-ARM300F / Alignment of the microscope
Micro Cotton Candy
TITLE: Micro Cotton Candy; SUBJECT: ; CREDIT: Richa Agrawal, Florida International University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 6330
Crystal Dove
TITLE: Crystal Dove; SUBJECT: Pancreatic tissue with salt residue; CREDIT: Lita Duraine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: 1400 Plus
Hallowed Vacuole
TITLE: Hallowed Vacuole; SUBJECT: Human fibroblast cells; CREDIT: Lita Duraine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 1400 Plus
Frozen Forest
TITLE: Frozen Forest; SUBJECT: Platinum nanocrystallites grown at a high deposition rate, leading to abnormal growth at the edges of the nanocrystal; CREDIT: Cian McKeown, Univeristy of Limerick; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JCM 5700

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