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Electron fireworks festival

Electron fireworks festival

© Takahiro Sato, Yasushi Kuroda, Akira Watabe (Hitachi High-Tech corporation)

The fantasy world is actuary an electron diffraction of oxide materials photographed with a transmission electron microscope. The figure shows each material, crystal orientation and crystal structure. Electron diffraction patterns reflecting an atom arrangement may remind you of a scene in fireworks festival, a pastime which gives poetic charm.

At 63rd photo contest hosted by the Japanese Society of Microscopy in 2007.


  • Specimen: Nb2O5, V2O5, Mg2Al4Si5O18
  • Instrument: Transmission Electron Microscope H-9500
  • Accelerating voltage: 300 kV
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This work was presented at the "photo contest" hosted by the Japanese Society of Microscopy.
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