Title: Lost Souls
Rh(110) with TiOX covered regions (dark in SEM).
A well-prepared Rh(110) surface with deposited titanium was heated
and exposed to oxygen. The corresponding preparations and the acquisition of the depicted SEM image were conducted
in an ultra-high vacuum environment. A more detailed characterization showed that the bright areas consist of pure rhodium
while the dark areas are covered with titanium and oxygen.
(3"x4" image): 4,000X
Omicron/Zeiss UHV Scanning Electron Microscope
Submitted by: Michael Schirmer,
Marie-Madeleine Walz, Hubertus Marbach, Thomas Lukaczyk and Hans-Peter Steinruck
University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
BEST PHOTON MICROGRAPH
Title: Mum’s the
Optical micrograph of the culet of a brilliant-cut diamond that is covered
with developed positive photoresist sporting the pattern of a future pick-up
(3"x4" image): 100 x
Instrument: Olympus MX-61
Submitted by: A.
Imre & M. Abliz
for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Lab
BEST ION MICROGRAPH
Title: The Floating
Bucket of Desire
Chromatography bead mysteriously hovering above its substrate. This is an
image of a core-shell chromatography bead. It is highly insulating and has no
conductive coating, which may have allowed it to stack on top of an (unseen)
neighbor. This particular shell has fractured, allowing the core the chance
to be seen better.
(3"x4" image): 1,000X
Zeiss Orion Plus
Submitted by: Larry
Zeiss SMT, Inc.
BEST ELECTRON MICROGRAPH
Description: Particle on aluminum on glass
I’m still looking for the micro horses… (Previous title referred
to a hat and horses)
Magnification: (3"x4" image): 5000X
Quanta 3D FEG
Submitted by: V.G.
Kutchoukov and P. Kruit
Affiliation: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
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Title: Romantic Yearning
Live video (SEM imaging) of a micron-scale bridge being fabricated with a Ga+
ion beam in a dual-beam instrument by ion-beam-induced deposition (IBID)
using a platinum precursor gas.
(3"x4" image): 25,000x
Quanta 3D FEG
Submitted by: Aurelien Botman
Universiteit Delft (Netherlands)
HONORABLE MENTION (MicroGraph Rotated by Judges)
Title: Egyptian Coaster
300nm thick Al on Si after lift-off. Obviously
something went terribly wrong in this e-beam exposure, but I think it’s
(3"x4" image): 68.3KX
Instrument: Homemade, Raith e_line
Submitted by: Yigal
Lilach & Hadar Steinberg
Hebrew university of Jerusalem, Israel.
Evaporated metal “spit”
Submitted by: J.
Metal deposited on polystyrene microspheres leaves a culinary impression..
(3"x4" image): 13 KX
1550 VP FESEM
Submitted by: Evan
Affiliation: CNM - California
Institute of Technology
Title: “Rope a
Interwoven structure generated by CVD with ethyne
resulting in the depicted “rope-shape” We acknowledge the fabrication of the shown
structure by Prof. Dr. Nadejda Popovska and
Katya Danova (University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany). Interwoven
structure generated by CVD with ethyne
resulting in the depicted “rope-shape”.
Magnification: (3"x4" image): 60.18 KX
Submitted by: Michael
Schirmer, Marie-Madeleine Walz and Hubertus Marbach
Title: Gulliver in
Lilliput (the only title the judges did not change)
A 3T3 cell attached to an array of PDMS pillars. The cell
on the substrate is critical point dried and gold-coated for SEM imaging. This
is a SEM image of a 3T3 cell attached to the top of a hexagonal array of PDMS
pillars. The cell on the substrate is critical point dried and gold-coated
for SEM imaging.
Instrument: Hitachi 800 SEM
Submitted by: Saba Ghassemi
Affiliation: Columbia University
HONORABLE MENTION MicroGraph
Title: A Thousand Points
Self-organized nanostructures on a Si surface induced by low-energy ion beam
erosion AFM image: 2 µm x 2 µm, z-scale 3 nm
AFM, Asylum Research
Submitted by: J.
Völlner, B. Ziberi, F. Frost
of Surface Modification, Leipzig, Germany
2008 Micrograph Contest Winners
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