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© Kunji Shigeto (Hitachi High-Technlogies Corporation)
© Takio Kizu, Kazuhito Tsukagoshi (International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, National Institute for Materials Science)
© Toshihide Nabatame (MANA Foundry, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, National Institute for Materials Science)
This figure shows the in-situ SEM image of amorphous InSiO thin film specimen on heating inside the chamber. Channeling contrast which shows crystallization started to appear from 350°C. The crystalline region spread with time and finally covered whole area. The crystal which appeared in a moment in an empty space created the contrast pattern picture just like a flower-patterned carpet.
At 72th photo contest hosted by the Japanese Society of Microscopy in 2016.