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The coral

The coral
© Takahiro Sato, Yasumitsu Ueki, Takeo Kamino (Hitachi Science Systems, Ltd.)
© Takahito Hashimoto (Hitachi High-Tech Corporation.)

The coral decorates the deep blue south sea with seaweed growing. This photograph making you image such splendid beautiful nature is a secondary electron image of the NaCl crystal observed with STEM. A part looking like seaweed is a micro grid. A NaCl crystal, which grew up from a super cooling state, is growing up to the shape of a smooth brunch of a tree. We admire the micro- modeling beauty of the natural world.

At 59th photo contest hosted by the Japanese Society of Microscopy in 2003.


Specimen: NaCl crystal

Instrument: Ultra-thin Film Evaluation System HD-2000

Magnification: × 2,000

Accelerating voltage: 200 kV

*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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