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Gushing Glass

© Toshie Yaguchi, Tadamasa Tsuruta, Takeo Kamino (Hitachi Instrument Engineering Co.,Ltd.)
© Takuji Miyamoto (Instrument Division, Hitachi, Ltd.)

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

Processing Condition

Heater temperature : 1,450°C

Gas pressure : 1.5 ~ 105 Pa

*All information related to these photographers is based on the information when the photo was taken.

*This work was presented at the "photo contest" hosted by the Japanese Society of Microscopy.

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