2019 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Grand Prize Winners

2019 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Winners

TITLE: Hillock flowerbed; SUBJECT: BSE image; surface morphology of n-doped GaN showing v-pits, hillock features, p-i-n diode; CREDIT: Catherine Brasser, University of Strathclyde; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JXA-8530F EPMA
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January 2019 Winner
TITLE: Frozen; SUBJECT: Crystallites on the surface of a micrometeorite; CREDIT: Anette von der Handt, University of Minnesota; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JXA-8530FPLUS EPMA
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February 2019 Winner
TITLE: MXene Bee; SUBJECT: A fully oxidized two-dimensional (2D) vanadium carbide MXene particle, which through the addition of fake colors bears resemblance to a bee; CREDIT: Armin and Aidin VahidMohammadi, Auburn University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-7000F
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March 2019 Winner
TITLE: Spiky Caterpillar; SUBJECT: Microstructure of a black and white spiky caterpillar; CREDIT: Sheri Neva, Eurofins - EAG Los Angeles; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 6610LV SEM
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April 2019 Winner
TITLE: Hexagonal lattice of magnesium; SUBJECT: Magnesium; CREDIT: Dr. Lawrence Whitmore, University of Salzburg, Chemistry and Physics of Materials, Materials Science and Mineralogy; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: F200 TEM
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May 2019 Winner
TITLE: Trapped; SUBJECT: blood platelet trapped into silk fibers; CREDIT: Simone Lauciello, IIT - Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6490LA
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June 2019 Winner
TITLE: Wilson!; SUBJECT: Cross-section of sound-producing muscle fiber in the type 1 midshipman fish; CREDIT: Patrick Nahirney, Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEM-1400
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July 2019 Winner
TITLE: Blood clot; SUBJECT: Red blood cells, Fibrin and DPNs (polymeric nanoparticles); CREDIT: Simone Lauciello, IIT - Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6490LA
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August 2019 Winner
TITLE: Iguana Amazon!; SUBJECT: Euphorbia milii anthera details; CREDIT: Rachel Rachid, Jander Matos, and Diego Regalado, Center for Analysis of Biomedical Phenomena of the University of State of Amazonas - CMABio/UEA; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-IT500HR
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September 2019 Winner
TITLE: "Alien" plant!; SUBJECT: Stomata on the floral bract of corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum); CREDIT: Vijayasankar Raman, The University of Mississippi; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-5600
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October 2019 Winner
TITLE: Cheese volcano; SUBJECT: Egg surface of mosquito Aedes aegypti; CREDIT: Rachel Rachid, Jander Matos, and Diego Regalado, Center for Analysis of Biomedical Phenomena of the University of State of Amazonas - CMABio/UEA; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-IT500HR
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November 2019 Winner
TITLE: Lipid Reindeer; SUBJECT: Fat body Lipids inside 3rd Instar Drosophila Melanogaster larvae; CREDIT: Lita Duraine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 1400 Plus
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December 2019 Winner

2019 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest Entrants

TITLE: EPMA Christmas bubbles; SUBJECT: Christmas bubbles composed of SE, COMPO and Ga WDX map of InGaN material; CREDIT: Lucia Spasevski, University of Strathclyde; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JXA-8530F
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EPMA Christmas bubbles
TITLE: Perovskite barcode; SUBJECT: Perovskite barcode in Si nanotubes; CREDIT: Roberto Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Texas Christian University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JEM-2100 TEM
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Perovskite barcode
TITLE: Winter is Here; SUBJECT: Sintered alumina with additives; CREDIT: Kartik Nemani, Purdue school of engineering; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 7800F - FESEM
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Winter is Here
TITLE: Silver River Current; SUBJECT: Aedes aegypti mosquito wing; CREDIT: Aldenora Vasconcelos, Center for Analysis of Biomedical Phenomena of the University of State of Amazonas - CMABio/UEA; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-IT500HR
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Silver River Current
TITLE: free ride; SUBJECT: Fungus growing over a dandelion seed prior to detaching from the dandelion to establish a new individual; CREDIT: Guilherme Tonelli, LMM, University of Brasília; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-7000F
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free ride
TITLE: A hint of Cinnamon in Lavender; SUBJECT: Freeze-dried 2-Dimensional Titanium Carbide MXene flakes; CREDIT: Kartik Nemani, Purdue school of engineering; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL-7800F FE SEM
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A hint of Cinnamon in Lavender
TITLE: A plant's "eye"; SUBJECT: An eye-shaped bordered pit found in a xylem tracheid. These pits enable transport of water from one cell to another.; CREDIT: Vijayasankar Raman, The University of Mississippi; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-7200FLV
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A plant's "eye"
TITLE: Gypsum; SUBJECT: Gypsum; CREDIT: Patricia Zurita, Petricore; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6510
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Gypsum
TITLE: Defective atomic structure; SUBJECT: A combination of ordered and defective atomic structure at the interface of a multilayered system; CREDIT: Pariasadat Musavigharavi, University of New South Wales; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL F200 TEM
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Defective atomic structure
TITLE: amyloid fibrils; SUBJECT: AuNPs with amyloid fibrils; CREDIT: Gadhe Laxmikant Ganeshrao Laxmikant, IIT bombay; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 2100 F FEG-TEM
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amyloid fibrils
TITLE: Carbides; SUBJECT: Carbides in ferrite matrix; CREDIT: ranganathan k, MSSSL; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL IT500
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Carbides
TITLE: FE-SEM mai Gul Khiley; SUBJECT: Flower like Structure of Copper Oxide grown on Copper foil; CREDIT: Sangha Mitra, Indian Institute of Technology,Kanpur, India; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL
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FE-SEM mai Gul Khiley
TITLE: Atomic honeycomb 1; SUBJECT: Crystalline structure of Zinc Oxide nanoparticles looks like a honeycomb bee; CREDIT: Saúl García López, Laura Lorena Diaz Flores, UNIVERSIDAD JUÁREZ AUTÓNOMA DE TABASCO (MÉXICO), Advanced Electronic Microscopy Laboratory; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JEM 2100
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Atomic honeycomb 1
TITLE: Atomic honeycomb 2; SUBJECT: Crystalline structure of Zinc Oxide nanoparticles looks like a honeycomb bee; CREDIT: Saúl García López, Laura Lorena Diaz Flores, UNIVERSIDAD JUÁREZ AUTÓNOMA DE TABASCO (MÉXICO), Advanced Electronic Microscopy Laboratory; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JEM 2100
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Atomic honeycomb 2
TITLE: snowflakes of MoS2; SUBJECT: Dendritic structure of 2Dimensional MoS2 grown over SiO2/Si substrate; CREDIT: Rahul Sharma, TIFR - Hyderabad; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL FESEM Model - JSM 7200F
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snowflakes of MoS2
TITLE: Sunset; SUBJECT: decompostion of plumbonacrite nanosheets; CREDIT: Eric Formo, University of Georgia; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 1011
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Sunset
TITLE: Cleavage; SUBJECT: Fatigue fracture showing cleavage and striations of cast steel; CREDIT: Sheri Neva, Eurofins-EAG; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 6610LV SEM
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Cleavage
TITLE: CdSe nano-llama; SUBJECT: CdSe nanoplates which self-assembled into a llama; CREDIT: Natalie Gogotsi, University of Pennsylvania; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 1400
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CdSe nano-llama
TITLE: Pollen release; SUBJECT: Euphorbia milii flower details; CREDIT: Rachel Rachid and Jander Matos, Center for Analysis of Biomedical Phenomena of the University of State of Amazonas - CMABio/UEA; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-IT500HR
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Pollen release
TITLE: The Last Step; SUBJECT: Telophase of melanoma cells; CREDIT: María de los Ángeles Ramírez, CIC biomaGUNE; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6490LV
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The Last Step
TITLE: Charming Eyes; SUBJECT: Telophase of melanoma cells; CREDIT: María de los Ángeles Ramírez, CIC biomaGUNE; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6490LV
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Charming Eyes
TITLE: Revealation; SUBJECT: NCA coated with super P and pvdf binder; CREDIT: Tangmo Phattharaphuti, VISTEC; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL SEM
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Revealation
TITLE: Ocean Floor; SUBJECT: Neosartorya Pseudofischeri and Talaromyces Bacillisporus; CREDIT: Serena Chierici, Stazione Sperimentale per l'Industria delle Conserve Alimentari; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: SEM IT300
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Ocean Floor
TITLE: Mimicking a developing embryo; SUBJECT: Embryoid Bodies created by using addictive manufacturing as a tool from mouse embryonic stem cells; CREDIT: Rupambika Das, Singapore University of Technology and Design; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JOEL JSM- 7600F
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Mimicking a developing embryo
TITLE: self-assembling proteins; SUBJECT: Self-assembling of proteins from the squid's beak into densely packed protein droplets observed by in situ liquid TEM; CREDIT: Hortense Le Ferrand, Nanyang Technological University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JEM-ARM200F TEM
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self-assembling proteins
TITLE: Shark Canyon; SUBJECT: Frilled shark skin; CREDIT: Andrea Hernandez, Florida Atlantic University High School; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JCM-6000 Neoscope
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Shark Canyon
TITLE: Silica; SUBJECT: Mezo Porous Silica; CREDIT: fathi soliman, Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEM2100
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Silica
TITLE: The MXene Lion; SUBJECT: An oxidized 2D vanadium carbide MXene particle that resembles a head of a female lion; CREDIT: Armin VahidMohammadi, Auburn University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-7000F
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The MXene Lion
TITLE: Cubes; SUBJECT: 40nm silver nanocubes; CREDIT: Eric Formo, University of Georgia; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL TEM
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Cubes
TITLE: Sibling Rivalry; SUBJECT: (101) crystal plane in a natural, twinned, gem-quality diamond from Voorspoed, South Africa. Polishing exposes the twinning plane and cathodoluminescence (CL) imaging reveals the twinning plane, the twins, zoning and erratic growth.; CREDIT: Brooke Matat Jablon, University of Strathclyde; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JXA-8530F field-emission EPMA
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Sibling Rivalry
TITLE: Spring Pollen; SUBJECT: Pollen; CREDIT: Sheri Neva, Eurofins EAG Los Angeles; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 6610LV SEM
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Spring Pollen
TITLE: Turquoise glade; SUBJECT: Gallium arsinide nanocrystalline surface. Surface obtained by electrochemical etching; CREDIT: Sergey Simchenko, SSTehnology; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6490
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Turquoise glade
TITLE: Nano Island; SUBJECT: Cluster of catalyst on the semiconductor surface; CREDIT: Sergey Simchenko, SSTehnology; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6490
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Nano Island
TITLE: Snow; SUBJECT: The porous surface of arsenide gallium obtained by electrochemical etching; CREDIT: Sergey Simchenko, SSTehnology; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6490
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Snow
TITLE: Nano-grass; SUBJECT: An exotic one dimensional nanograss emanated from a single nucleation center exhibiting 1µm length, provides large surface area & assists improvement in charge separation and transportation in energy conversion and storage devices.; CREDIT: Tejasvinee S. Bhat et al, Shivaji University, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, National Dong Hwa University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JSM-6500F
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Nano-grass
TITLE: The Blood Brain Barrier; SUBJECT: TEM-mapping of 65 nm plastic sections - JEOL JEM2200 FS 20 eV energs filter slit. Image processing Fiji (TrackEM2) and photoshop; CREDIT: Lamberz Christian, DZNE / Uni Bonn; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JEM2200 FS
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The Blood Brain Barrier
TITLE: Space dust; SUBJECT: A micrometeorite found on a rooftop in Minnesota; CREDIT: Anette von der Handt, University of Minnesota; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL JXA-8530FPLUS EPMA
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Space dust
TITLE: Dalecarlian horse; SUBJECT: plumbonacrite; CREDIT: Eric Formo, University of Georgia; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 1011
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Dalecarlian horse
TITLE: lead blocks; SUBJECT: ; CREDIT: Eric Formo, University of Georgia; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 1011
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lead blocks
TITLE: Ultra-Structure of the Brain-Cerebrospinal Fluid Barrier (Mouse); SUBJECT: Neurobiology; CREDIT: Christian Lamberz, DZNE / Uni Bonn; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEM 2200 FS
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Ultra-Structure of the Brain-Cerebrospinal Fluid Barrier (Mouse)
TITLE: Wormhole; SUBJECT: Exfoliated Graphite- Energy Storage; CREDIT: Sreedhar Naidu Doraswamy, Amararaja Batteries Ltd; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6010 PLUS/LV
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Wormhole
TITLE: Embryo; SUBJECT: Graphite- Energy storage; CREDIT: Sreedhar Naidu Doraswamy, Amararaja Batteries Ltd; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JSM-6010 PLUS/LV
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Embryo
TITLE: Do Fruit Flies Dream of Easter Island?; SUBJECT: Drosophila Medula autophagy in brain medula; CREDIT: Lita Duraine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; METHOD/INSTRUMENT: JEOL 1400 Plus TEM
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Do Fruit Flies Dream of Easter Island?
TITLE: Crystals 2; SUBJECT: Prism crystals in seed epidermal cells of an Oxalis sp; CREDIT: Harry Horner, Iowa State University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT:
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Crystals 2
TITLE: Crystals 1; SUBJECT: Crystal clusters at tips of sterile hairs at periphery of ex-panding fruiting body of Dasycypha capitata growing on oak-leaf litter; CREDIT: Harry Horner, Iowa State University; METHOD/INSTRUMENT:
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Crystals 1
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
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Nano PbTe
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
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A cross-section view of a sperm tail with double axonemes

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