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HIPS lotus

HIPS lotus
© Eiko Nakazawa, Akiko Fujisawa, Masaki Kondo (Hitachi High-Tech corporation)

The image is made by giving colors on a 60-degree-tilted TEM image of HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene). The specimen is freeze-scraped and dyed with osmium tetroxide. Dyed butadiene rubber particles spreads out thorough the specimen. It looks like a floating lotus on a pond.

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


Specimen: HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene)(cryosection)

Instrument: Transmission Electron Microscope H-7650

Magnification : × 3,000

Accelerating voltage: 120 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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