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Analytical Systems, Electron Microscopes & Medical Systems


Light and shadow

Light and shadow

© Ryuichiro Tamochi, Mine Nakagawa (Hitachi Instrument Engineering Co.,Ltd.)

The fantastic world suggesting works of Picasso or Matisse was realized by colorization of SEM image. In fact, this is a garbage on a film, which must be thrown away into darkness as a mule trouble; however, a colored SEM image revivified this garbage as nano-art excellently.

Prize winning photo at 49th photo contest hosted by the Japanese Society of Electron Microscopy in 1993.


  • Specimen: A garbage on a film
  • Instrument: Ultra-high Resolution Scanning Electron Microscope S-5000
  • Magnification : × 50,000
  • Accelerating voltage : 20 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.
"nanoart" is registered trademark of Hitachi High-Tech Corporation in Japan.