Skip to main content

Hitachi

Hitachi High-Technologies GLOBAL

nanoart®

Fluttering Butterflies

© Yuka Aoki, Junichi Fuse (Hitachi High-Technologies Manufacturing & Service corporation)
© Masanari Furiki, Masako Nishimura (Hitachi High-Technologies corporation)

Butterflies are fluttering in a grass field.
This is a non-coated calcium sulfate, observed using a Variable Pressure SEM. In general, calcium sulfate is well known as a plaster and it is used to create chalk. Chalk also comes in a wide array of colors, as do butterflies. You can imagine these butterflies are lending their beautiful colors to the chalk.

(Field 1: Non-biology)
At the 16th International Microscopy Congress (IMC16), Micrograph Competition (2006).

Condition

  • Specimen: Chalk (Calcium Sulfate)
  • Instrument: Scanning Electron Microscope S-3400N
  • Accelerating voltage: 5 kV
  • Vacuum: 50 Pa
  • Signal: BSE
*
All information related to these photographers is based on the information when the photo was taken.
*
This work was presented at the 16th International Microscopy Congress (IMC16), Micrograph Competition.
*
Reproduction or republication without permission prohibited.
*
"nanoart" is registered trademark of Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation in Japan.