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What's happening there?

What's happening there?

© Toshie Yaguchi, Takahiro Sato, Takeo Kamino (Hitachi Science Systems, Ltd.)
© Hisafumi Ohtsuka (Instruments, Hitachi, Ltd.)

A volcanic eruption? A forced landing of UFO?
What's happening over the mountain?! This image shows diffraction pattern observed in the 0.5 µm thick single crystal Si thin foil specimen. The area looks like a mountain is actually vacuum and no specimen there.
The vivid flash of lights are the KIKUCHI LINE which can be observed only in the thick single specimen.

At 57th photo contest hosted by the Japanese Society of Electron Microscopy in 2001.


  • Specimen: Si single-crystal thin
  • Instrument: Transmission Electron Microscope H-9000NAR
  • Magnification: × 3,000
  • Accelerating voltage: 300 kV
All information related to these photographers is based on the information when the photo was taken.
This work was presented at the "photo contest" hosted by the Japanese Society of Microscopy.
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