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Lettuce field

Lettuce field

© Yukari Dan, Mine Nakagawa, Mitsuhiko Yamada (Hitachi Instrument Engineering Co.,Ltd.)
© Kaname Takahashi (Instrument Division, Hitachi, Ltd.)
© Tokusaburo Matsumoto (Hitachi Instruments Service Co., Ltd.)

The Lettuces seem to be ready for rich harvest under the sunny sky, but the lettuce-shaped objects in the picture are the capacitors of 16M DRAM Memory. The leading-edge semiconductor technology may also have been cultivated in such calm landscape.

At 52nd photo contest hosted by the Japanese Society of Electron Microscopy in 1996.


  • Specimen : 16M DRAM
  • Instrument : Scanning Electron Microscope S-4200+ PCI Slow-Scan for Analog SEMs
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This work was presented at the "photo contest" hosted by the Japanese Society of Microscopy.
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