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Dancing peacock

Dancing peacock

© Atsushi Muto, Yukari Dan, Ryuichiro Tamochi, Mari Kasahara (Hitachi Science Systems,Ltd.)

This picture was recorded with an SEM using a printed circuit board irradiated by a laser beam. The laser beam is so powerful that it changes structures of many materials. What you can see here may remind you of a peacock with its wings fully opened for welcoming the coming of the 21st century.

At 55th photo contest hosted by the Japanese Society of Electron Microscopy in 1999.


  • Specimen : Printed circuit board
  • Instrument : Cold Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope S-4700
  • Magnification : × 2,000
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This work was presented at the "photo contest" hosted by the Japanese Society of Microscopy.
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