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© Eiko Nakazawa, Akiko Fujisawa, Masaki Kondo (Hitachi High-Technologies corporation)
The image is made by giving colors on a 60-degree-tilted TEM image of HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene). The specimen is freeze-scraped and dyed with osmium tetroxide. Dyed butadiene rubber particles spreads out thorough the specimen. It looks like a floating lotus on a pond.
At 63rd photo contest hosted by the Japanese Society of Microscopy in 2007.