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Brightness of life

Brightness of life

© Eiko Nakazawa, Shinji Ikuta (Hitachi Science Systems, Ltd.)
© Isao Nagaoki(Instruments, Hitachi, Ltd.)

This is a pseudo color photograph of STEM of negative dyed bacteria. When some little of water from a pond is observed with electron microscope, the cell body emitting a lot of flagella and minute fibers was seen. The bacteria, which seem still alive and going to begin moving at the moment, give me shock to off the loupe. I realized the power of electron microscope that challenges the micro world and a mystery of life.

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


  • Instrument: Transmission Electron Microscope H-7500
  • Magnification: × 15,000
  • Accelerating voltage: 100 kV
  • Software: Adobe® Photoshop® 3.0J
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