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© 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.