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FIB-Patterned Silicon

There are two membranes with nanosized holes in silicon, produced by focused ion beam milling. The total width of each membrane is about 150 nm. The diameter of big holes is about 400 nm and small holes - 150 nm. Such structures can be applied in systems on chip.

Courtesy of Alexey Kolomiytsev

Taken by DualBeam microscope

Magnification: 20,000x
Detector: SE
Voltage: 15 kV
Horizontal Field Width: 12.8 μm
Working Distance: 5.1

Zinc Oxide Urchin

Urchin-like zinc oxide

Courtesy of Amal Al Ghaferi

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Magnification: 77315x
Sample: ZnO
Detector: SE
Voltage: 5 kV
Horizontal Field Width: 1.00 μm
Working Distance: 10.1
Spot: 2.5

Photoresist Dots

Photoresist dots acted as a mask during etching of a silicon oxide layer. After subsequent etching steps intro the silicon and the final photoresist stripping, these shapes emerged.

Courtesy of Frans Holthuysen

Taken by Nova NanoSEM microscope

Magnification: 25,000x
Detector: SE
Voltage: 7 kV
Working Distance: 10 mm
Spot: 2 nA

Ceramic Particles

Ceramic particles imaged at low vacuum in Ultra-High Resolution mode.

Courtesy of Paul Gunning, Smith and Nephew

Taken by Nova NanoSEM microscope

Magnification: 27000x
Detector: Helix
Voltage: 5.00 kV
Horizontal Field Width: 11.1 μm
Working Distance: 3.3mm
Spot: 3.0 nA

Bacteria and EPC

1-micron bacteria and EPC from copper ore leaching process (SE image treated on Picasa)

Courtesy of Mr. Rogerio Kwitko , VALE

Taken by Inspect microscope

Magnification: 24000
Sample: copper ore leaching product
Detector: SE
Voltage: 5 kV
Vacuum: 7 e-4 Pa
Horizontal Field Width: 12 microns
Working Distance: 10.8
Spot: 3

Butterfly Wing

Image of a Morpho butterfly wing. There has been arguments as to how the Morpho butterfly presents such a beautiful color. Is it from Pigments or is it Diffraction of light.

Courtesy of Gerald Poirier

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Magnification: 500x
Sample: Morpho Butterfly wing
Detector: SE
Voltage: 15Kev
Vacuum: 2.85 -5torr
Working Distance: 9.4
Spot: 3

Arabidopsis leaf

This Arabidopsis leaf was taken from a seedling grown in total darkness. Note the crystalline prolamellar bodies within the etioplasts.

Courtesy of Ms. Pat Kysar , University of California, Davis

Taken by TEM microscope

Zinc Oxide Nanorod

Zinc oxide nano-rods grown using Chemical Bath Deposition method.[Acknowledgement: Prof.M.S.R.Rao and Joy Narayanan, Research scholar ]

Courtesy of Kannan .D

Taken by Quanta 3D microscope

Magnification: 60,000x
Sample: Zinc oxide
Voltage: 30.0kV
Working Distance: 10.0mm
Spot: 3.5

Zoomed in view of a TSV array

Zoomed in view of a TSV array.

Courtesy of Sematech

Taken by Vion Plasma microscope

Magnification: 5000 x
Sample: silicon
Horizontal Field Width: 51.2 μm
Working Distance: 16.5 mm

Bi-hydrate Calcium Sulphate

Bi-hydrate calcium sulphate cooked to a temperature of 130 ° C and 200 ° C. The remaining water is removed to obtain anhydrous calcium sulphate (CaSO4) with hexagonal structure.

Courtesy of Marco Casinelli

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Magnification: 600x
Sample: CaSO4
Detector: SSD
Voltage: 25 kV
Vacuum: 0.3 mbar
Horizontal Field Width: 450 μm)
Working Distance: 53 mm
Spot: 4.5 nA

Fib milling

The V400ACE creates a well.

Taken by V400ACE microscope

Voltage: 30 kV
Horizontal Field Width: 137 μm
Spot: 24 pA

Graphite Sheets

Graphite Sheets by CARBAJO MARIA Graphite sheets. This material is the main component of the tip of a pencil.

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Magnification: 5000x
Sample: Graphite
Detector: SE
Voltage: 15 kV
Vacuum: 8.8e-4 Pa
Horizontal Field Width: 59.5μm
Working Distance: 10.1 mm
Spot: 5.0

Bacillus Thuringiensis

Newborn Spore of the Bacillus Thuringiensis subsp and specific crystals. Spore kurstaki strain H1. This spore has just emerged from vegetative bacteria.

Courtesy of Natalia Shevlyagina

Taken by Quanta 3D microscope

Magnification: 50,000x
Detector: ETD
Voltage: 30 kV
Vacuum: 8,05E-4 Pa
Working Distance: 10,0 mm
Spot: 2,0 nA

Alien Flowers

Sensorial organs (mechanoreceptors) present on the apex of the abdomen of the first-instar larva of a Flanged Bombardier Beetle (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Ozaenini)

Courtesy of Prof. Andrea Di Giulio , University Roma Tre, Department of Science

Taken by Helios NanoLab microscope

Magnification: 2751x
Sample: insect gold sputtered
Detector: SE
Voltage: 5 kV
Vacuum: 3 mbar
Horizontal Field Width: 93.1 μm
Working Distance: 4.2
Spot: -

Calcium Carbonate Crystals

Calcium Carbonate Crystals

Courtesy of Gokhan ERDOGAN

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Magnification: 4000x
Sample: Calcium Carbonate
Detector: TLD
Voltage: 3.0kV
Horizontal Field Width: 30.94μm
Working Distance: 6.4
Spot: 3.0

Inside Tree

Xylem vessel in plant wood

Courtesy of Mr. Wadah Mahmoud , The University of Jordan

Taken by Inspect microscope

Magnification: 12,000x
Detector: SE
Voltage: 3 kV
Vacuum: High Vacuum
Working Distance: 9.5
Spot: 3.0

Egg Hoverflies (Diptera Syrphidae)

A: Egg hoverflies (Diptera Syrphidae) (150x) B: The same egg after hatching (145x) C: Details of the surface(500x) D: Details of the surface(1,800x)

Courtesy of Riccardo Antonelli

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Magnification: 145x - 150x - 500x - 1,800x
Sample: Egg hoverflies on leaf plum
Detector: LFD (Low vacuum)
Voltage: 7.5 kV - 10.05 kV
Vacuum: 0.976 torr
Horizontal Field Width: 1.03mm - 995μm - 298μm - 82.9μm
Working Distance: 10.3mm - 11.3 mm - 10.2 mm - 6.1 mm
Spot: 5.0 - 4.0

Crystal Ball

Zinc Oxide Crystals on carbon tape

Courtesy of Mrs. DUYGU OGUZ KILIC , Izmir Institute of Technology- Center for Materials Research

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Magnification: 50000x
Sample: Zinc Oxide
Detector: SE
Voltage: 5 kV
Vacuum: 2.5 e-4 Pa
Working Distance: 10.4mm
Spot: 3

Deprocessing 1x node Contacts zoom

Deprocessing 1x node Contacts zoom, Helios G4 PFIB

Taken by Helios G4 PFIB microscope

Nanoballs on Porous Alumina Membrane

Surface and Cross-Section view of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 nanoballs grown on porous alumina membrane.

Courtesy of Eberhardt Josue Friedrich Kernahan

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Magnification: 7500x
Detector: SE
Voltage: 20 kV
Working Distance: 9.1 mm
Spot: 2 nA

Diatom Frustule - Costopyxsis sp.

Diatom frustule

Courtesy of Ekaterina Nikitina

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Magnification: 7000 x
Detector: ETD
Voltage: 20 kv
Vacuum: 5.5 -5tprr
Working Distance: 15 mm

Blood Clot on Gauze Dressing Fibres

Partially dried red blood cells clotted on the cotton fibres of a gauze wound dressing. Imaged at low vacuum to avoid charging of cotton fibres.

Courtesy of Paul Gunning

Taken by Nova NanoSEM microscope

Magnification: 1500x
Sample: Partially dried blood clot on cotton gauze dressing
Detector: LVD
Voltage: 10 kV
Vacuum: Low vacuum
Horizontal Field Width: 199 microns
Working Distance: 5.7 mm
Spot: 3.0 nA

Three Chip Stack 2

Courtesy of Fraunhofer-Munich

Taken by Vion Plasma microscope

Detector: CDEM
Horizontal Field Width: 128 μm
Working Distance: 17.7 mm

Copper Metal with Sulfur

Copper metal with sulfur and chromium

Courtesy of Laura Schlimgen

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Magnification: 200x
Detector: BSE
Voltage: 25 kV
Horizontal Field Width: 100 μm
Working Distance: 10.8 mm
Spot: 6.8 nA

Nano Amazon

The silicon nanopillars are fabricated through  combining two techniques,  a gold mask made by nanosphere lithography  and a Metal-Assisted Chemical Etching of Silicon. The structures shown in the image look like the Amazon River, but at the nanoscale.

Courtesy of Marcos Rosado , Institut Catala de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia

Taken by Inspect microscope

Magnification: 5000x
Detector: vCD
Voltage: 2kV
Vacuum: 5 x 10E-5 Pa
Horizontal Field Width: 59.7 um
Working Distance: 5.6
Spot: 100 pA