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A Skyscraper on a Cliff

A Skyscraper on a Cliff

© Toshie Yaguchi, Motohide Ukiana, Takeo Kamino (Hitachi Instrument Engineering Co.,Ltd.)
© Masahiro Tomita (Instrument Division, Hitachi, Ltd.)

This is a high resolution TEM image of Si-W-O whisker crystal. The micrograph was recorded after heating silicon particles attached on a tungsten heater and growing the crystal in an environmental chamber built in the microscope. The whisker standing on silicon oxide reminds us of a skyscraper in large cities.

1st prize. At 54th photo contest hosted by the Japanese Society of Electron Microscopy in 1998.


  • Specimen : Si-W-O whisker
  • Instrument : Transmission Electron Microscope H-9000NAR
  • Magnification : × 200,000
  • 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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