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Cherry Blossoms on a Clear Stream

Cherry Blossoms on a Clear Stream

© Toshie Yaguchi, Kiyomi Kawasaki (Hitachi Instrument Engineering Co.,Ltd.)
© Takuji Miyamoto (Instrument Division, Hitachi, Ltd.)
© Hideo Miura (Mechanical Engineering Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd.)

Beautiful pink petals are floating on the clear water.
The beauty is exactly what the Japanese people have loved since the ancient times.
But they are not the petals.
They are actually a crystallization of amorphous silicon.

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


  • Specimen: p-doped Si/SiO2/Si
  • Instrument: Transmission Electron Microscope H-9000NAR
  • Magnification : × 2,500
  • Accelerating voltage : 300 kV
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This work was presented at the "photo contest" hosted by the Japanese Society of Microscopy.
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