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Analytical Systems, Electron Microscopes & Medical Systems


Surface of the moon

Surface of the moon

© Mitsuru Konno, Toshie Yaguchi (Hitachi Science Systems, Ltd.)
© Shigeki Miyauchi (Hitachi, Ltd., Semiconductor & Integrated Circuits Division)
© Takahito Hashimoto (Instruments, Hitachi, Ltd.)

An adherence of the phosphor bronze surface is observed with Vacc. 200 kV SEM. The sample surface and internal information can be observed spontaneously when high acceleration secondary electron with more than Vacc 200 kV is used. This structure of this micro world looks like the surface of the moon floating in a macro-cosmos.

At 56th photo contest hosted by the Japanese Society of Electron Microscopy in 2000.


  • Specimen : A phosphor bronze
  • Instrument : Ultra-thin Film Evaluation System HD-2000
  • Accelerating voltage : 200 kV
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This work was presented at the "photo contest" hosted by the Japanese Society of Microscopy.
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