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Wrapped particle

A strip of a gold layer is wrapped around a spherical gold particle. Thereby the microstructure of the underlying copper substrate is revealed.

Courtesy of Mr. Joern Leuthold , Institute of Materials Physics, WWU Muenster

Taken by Nova NanoSEM microscope

Magnification: 15000x
Sample: Gold on copper
Detector: vCd
Voltage: 5 kV - LE 3 keV
Vacuum: 3E-6 mbar
Horizontal Field Width: 20 µm
Working Distance: 5.6 mm
Spot: 3


Purpurine particles and a silicon ball

Courtesy of Dr. Mariana Stankova , URV

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Magnification: 294x
Sample: purpurin particles
Detector: BSE
Voltage: 20 kV
Vacuum: 0.68 Torr
Horizontal Field Width: 373 um
Working Distance: 8.7
Spot: 3.4

Polyamide With Pigment

polyamide with pigment, after extrusion and grinding for the using in construction

Courtesy of Mieke Delarbre

Taken by Quanta 3D microscope

Magnification: 3,000x
Sample: polyamide
Detector: BSE
Voltage: 25kV
Vacuum: 1.7*10e-6 mbar
Horizontal Field Width: 100 µm
Working Distance: 10
Spot: 6.0

Calcium Silicate Hydrate (CSH) Crystals

A field of developing Calcium Silicate Hydrate (CSH) crystals in hardened white cement paste. When fully developed, CSH crystals contribute greatly to cement strength.

Courtesy of Marios Katsiotis

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Magnification: 24,000x
Sample: Hardened white cement paste (at 28 days of hydration)
Detector: SE
Voltage: 25 kV
Vacuum: 10^-4 Pa
Horizontal Field Width: 11.6 um
Working Distance: 7.1
Spot: 3.5

PbSe nanoparticles

PbSe nanoparticles mixed with organic P-MEHPPV

Courtesy of Mr. Leonardi Tjayadi , University of Michigan

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Ladybug Eggs

A: Ladybug eggs (45x), (top view) B: The same eggs after hatching (45x), (top view) C: Ladybug eggs (90x), (side view) D: The same eggs after hatching (90x), (side view)

Courtesy of Riccardo Antonelli

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Magnification: 45x - 90x
Sample: Ladybug eggs on leaf plum
Detector: LFD (Low vacuum)
Voltage: 10 kV
Vacuum: 0.974 torr
Horizontal Field Width: 3.34 mm - 1.66 mm
Working Distance: 10.6 mm
Spot: 5 nA

3D DualBeam Tomography of Copper Block

Slice and View of a 20x20x20µm3 copper block, using 30kV FIB-SE as a signal to image every slice, to obtain the strongest grain contrast Product: Helios NanoLab DualBeam

Taken by Helios NanoLab microscope



Courtesy of Mr. MUHAMMET AYDIN , Namık kemal university

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Magnification: 5000
Detector: LFD
Voltage: 2
Working Distance: 8,6
Spot: 4

Ant Wrapped in a Web of Spider

Ant wrapped in a web of Spider (detail of the eyes).

Courtesy of Maurício Paiva

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Magnification: 1,600x
Sample: Ant
Detector: SE
Voltage: 20,000kV
Vacuum: .5mbar
Horizontal Field Width: 187μm
Working Distance: 11.1 mm
Spot: 3.0

Copper Cupcake

Copper metal with a sulfur and chromium reaction ring

Courtesy of Laura Schlimgen

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Magnification: 500x
Detector: BSE
Voltage: 25 kV
Horizontal Field Width: 50 μm
Working Distance: 10.9 mm
Spot: 6.8 nA


this is Actinomyces bacteria during Cell division isolated from Desert plants

Courtesy of Mr. Badar Al-saqer , university of dammam

Taken by Inspect microscope

Magnification: 75000X
Detector: ETD
Voltage: 20000
Working Distance: 10
Spot: 3

Bone in a Bullet

Bone remains attached in a bullet found at a Crime Scene. The bone was in the area of greatest deformation of the Lead projectile.

Courtesy of Mr. Francisco Torres , Policía de Investigaciones de Chile

Taken by Quanta 3D microscope

Sample: Bone and bullet
Detector: LFD
Voltage: 20 kV
Vacuum: 80 Pa
Horizontal Field Width: 2.42 mm
Working Distance: 14.7
Spot: 5

Steps to build a ZnMnO nanoparticle

Different steeps in the formation of nanoparticles ZnMnO, these nanoparticles are able to trap air pollutants

Courtesy of Dr. Irma Estrada , Instituto Politecnico Nacional

Taken by Quanta 3D microscope

Magnification: 3 000 x
Sample: gold
Detector: SE
Voltage: 10.0 kV
Vacuum: .3 mbar
Horizontal Field Width: 42.7
Working Distance: 4
Spot: 3.0

Staphylococcus aureus

Staphylococcus aureus bacteria


Taken by Inspect microscope

Magnification: 7,000x
Sample: gold
Detector: ETD
Voltage: 25kV
Vacuum: 3 mbar
Horizontal Field Width: 42.6
Working Distance: 9.0 mm
Spot: 3.0

Wings of a Butterfly

Wings of a butterfly

Courtesy of Mr. Nishad Kv , SCTIMST

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Magnification: 1000
Detector: LFD
Voltage: 15 kV
Horizontal Field Width: 298
Working Distance: 12
Spot: 4.0


Multiwalled carbon nanotube filled with crystalline material.

Courtesy of Ms. Elzbieta Pach , Institut Catala de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia (ICN2)

Taken by Titan microscope

Magnification: 1.8 Mx
Voltage: 300 kV
Horizontal Field Width: 49.7 nm

Sepiolite Mineral

Thin fibres of the clay mineral Sepiolite fix small quartz grains

Courtesy of Frank Friedrich

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Magnification: 1000x
Detector: GSE
Voltage: 15.0 kV
Horizontal Field Width: 20 μm
Working Distance: 10.7 mm
Spot: 3.0


ball shaped pollens

Courtesy of Mr. muhammet aydın , Namık kemal university

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Magnification: 1000
Sample: pollens 4
Voltage: 2
Spot: 3.5

Kidney Stone

False-colored SEM image of the surface of a kidney stone. Urolithiasis is a common condition, with a prevalence of about 10%. Various types of urinary calculi have been described upon their mineral content and/or their morphology. The depicted stone is made of calcium phosphate crystals.

Courtesy of Prof. David Pérez-Morga , Université Libre de Bruxelles

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Magnification: 23,083x
Sample: Kidney stone
Detector: ETD
Voltage: 30 kV
Horizontal Field Width: 11.71 µm
Working Distance: 2.3
Spot: 3.0

Polystyrole Insulating Foam

Section through a Polystyrole insulating foam. Showing the fine Walls of the Material and polymere structure.

Courtesy of Oliver Meckes

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Magnification: 360:1x
Sample: Polymer
Detector: SE+BSE
Voltage: 7kv
Vacuum: High Vac
Horizontal Field Width: 410 µm
Working Distance: 9 mm

Knee of a Cricket

Seen here is the knee a cricket's hind leg

Courtesy of Sadee Hansen

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Magnification: 83x
Sample: Cricket
Detector: LFD
Voltage: 10 kV
Horizontal Field Width: 1.80 mm
Working Distance: 14.3
Spot: 4



Courtesy of Fernanda Santos

Taken by Inspect microscope

Magnification: 4,000x
Sample: Sugarcane
Detector: SE
Voltage: 15 kV
Working Distance: 43.6
Spot: 4.0

Powder Metallurgical Molybdenum

Powder metallurgical molybdenum based alloy containing hafnium- and molybdenum-carbides.

Courtesy of Christopher Pöhl

Taken by Versa 3D microscope

Magnification: 10000x
Sample: molybdenum alloy
Detector: SE
Voltage: 20 kV
Horizontal Field Width: 20.8 µm
Working Distance: 9.9 µm
Spot: 5.5

Colorized Tin Ball

colorized tin ball

Courtesy of Mr. Mucciolo Antonio , University of Lausanne

Taken by Quanta SEM microscope

Magnification: 2999
Sample: colorized tin ball
Detector: SE
Voltage: 30kV
Vacuum: High Vacuum
Horizontal Field Width: 42.4
Working Distance: 9.4mm
Spot: 7

TSV Sectioned and Imaged

TSV sectioned and imaged by a Plasma-FIB system running an ICP ion source.

Courtesy of Fraunhofer IWM Halle, prepared in the ENIAC ESIP project

Taken by Vion Plasma microscope

Detector: CDEM
Horizontal Field Width: 102 μm
Working Distance: 16.6 mm