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Electron fireworks festival

Electron fireworks festival
© Takahiro Sato, Yasushi Kuroda, Akira Watabe (Hitachi High-Tech corporation)

The fantasy world is actuary an electron diffraction of oxide materials photographed with a transmission electron microscope. The figure shows each material, crystal orientation and crystal structure. Electron diffraction patterns reflecting an atom arrangement may remind you of a scene in fireworks festival, a pastime which gives poetic charm.

At 63rd photo contest hosted by the Japanese Society of Microscopy in 2007.


Specimen: Nb2O5, V2O5, Mg2Al4Si5O18

Instrument: Transmission Electron Microscope H-9500

Accelerating voltage: 300 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.

*Reproduction or republication without permission prohibited.

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