We blew nitrogen gas (N2) against a silicon single-crystal melted in the specimen standby exhauster of the general analysis TEM, solidifying it in an instance. This photo shows the resulting crystal against a dark background. The crystal is still single-crystal in spite of the deformation.
At 51st photo contest hosted by the Japanese Society of Electron Microscopy in 1995.
Specimen : Si single crystal
Instrument : Transmission Electron Microscope H-9000NAR
Magnification : × 15,000
Accelerating voltage : 300 kV
Heater temperature : 1,450°C
Gas pressure : 1.5 ~ 105 Pa
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