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Gold Moon

Gold Moon

© Mine Nakagawa, Takeo Kamino, Mitsuhiko Yamada (Hitachi Instrument Engineering Co.,Ltd.)
© Takuji Miyamoto (Instrument Division, Hitachi, Ltd.)

A full moon (is coming out) from behind the mountain?
This was observed by heating a gilt up to some 1,000°C with the direct-heating type hot stage. It is supposed that the heated gold surface was liquefied and took ball-shaped with surface tension.

Prize winning photo at 50th photo contest hosted by the Japanese Society of Electron Microscopy in 1994.


  • Instrument : Ultra-high Resolution Scanning Electron Microscope S-5000
  • Magnification : × 4,000
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This work was presented at the "photo contest" hosted by the Japanese Society of Microscopy.
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