Separated Yet Connected
Submitted by Alekha TyagiIndian Institute of Technology
here is a FESEM micrograph of a nickel sulphide-doped carbon hybrid
material for ORR catalysis with unique porous interconnected morphology.
Our lives are highly interconnected as a virus originated at one corner
created havoc in the entire world. The COVID-19 pandemic confined us in
narrow spaces (pores). Staying in touch with maintaining social
distancing is important in these times to avoid anxiety and depression.
The image is coloured as rainbow to represent the combined efforts of
different people around the world to end this pandemic (realize a white
The Silicon Planet vs Covid19 Comet
Submitted by Poorani GnanasambandanLuxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
Silicon Planet is a collage of thin film on Si deposited using Atomic
Layer Deposition Blue: 12-in Si monitor consisting of 91.84±2.32nm MgO
film Pink: Wafer pieces from 201.24±1.28nm ZnO film Green: 303.91±1.89nm
Zn1-xSnxO films. The Collage has been Photoshopped into background.
Background stars and covid virus image: From Pixabay.
Lithium Dendrite Aquarium
Submitted by Vikalp RajIISc Bangalore
is a cross-sectional SEM image of a lithium/solid electrolyte
(Li6.4La3Zr1.4Ta0.6O12) interface. On the rightmost edge we have lithium
metal interface with solid electrolyte (shaded in red). The fish is
just a piece of lithium metal hanging from the parent lithium. The
bottom rock like morphology is the solid electrolyte. On top of solid
electrolyte, we have electrochemical growth of lithium dendrites (shaded
in green) with curvy rods like morphology. Adobe Photoshop was used to
false color this SEM image. (Photoshop credits: Sourayan Basu Bal)
Submitted by Eunjin ChoiMax Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
SEM image of standing gold (Au) nanodimers, separated by a dielectric
nanogap. The snowman-like nanodimers are fabricated by a wafer-scale
"lithography-free" scheme, glancing angle deposition (GLAD) with thermal
La Marche des Aiguilles/The March of the Needles
Submitted by Sara CoppolaCNR ISASI
artwork “La marche des aiguilles / The march of the needles” represents
a collection of biocompatible and functionalized microneedles for
drug-delivery, just like the spectacular film “La marche de l'empereur /
March of the Penguins (2005)”. The images were taken under
photoluminescence emission of the micro-structures fabricated by
physical intelligence driven by pyro-electric effect.
Water Lilies in the Moonlight
Submitted by Yadong YinUniversity of California, RiversideThis
artwork is inspired by a transmission electron microscopy image of
silicate nanosheet assemblies synthesized in a colloidal reaction. With a
well-defined flower-like morphology, these nanosheet assemblies are
reminiscent of water lilies blooming in a pond. The flowers and leaves
were colored digitally using an oil painting effect, giving them
vitality that bursts in tranquility and harmony.