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© Toshie Yaguchi, Tadamasa Tsuruta, Takeo Kamino (Hitachi Instrument Engineering Co.,Ltd.)
© Takuji Miyamoto (Instrument Division, Hitachi, Ltd.)
We blew nitrogen gas (N2) against a silicon single-crystal melted in the specimen standby exhauster of the general analysis TEM, solidifying it in an instance. This photo shows the resulting crystal against a dark background. The crystal is still single-crystal in spite of the deformation.
At 51st photo contest hosted by the Japanese Society of Electron Microscopy in 1995.