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© Miki Kudo, Yasushi Kuroda, Akinari Morikawa, Eiko Nakazawa(Hitachi High-Tech Corporation)

Golden orca "Kinshachi". Si block was cut the size of about 10 µm using NB5000 Hitachi FIB-SEM, in which pre-cut Si block set on the 3D analysis holder and prepared in the shape of a golden orca "Kinshachi".
As a gardian, and as wealth symbol of OWARI-NAGOYA, the Kinshachi has been familiar with the area. And it's still shining, even it become µ-size by the FIB technique.

1st Prize. At 66th photo contest hosted by the Japanese Society of Microscopy in 2010.


Specimen: Si single crystal

Instrument: Focused Ion /Electron Beam System nanoDUE'T NB5000

Magnification :× 7,000

Accelerating voltage: FIB 40kV, SEM 5kV

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

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