"Blue Sun Flower," by Devin Brown
An optical microscope image of liquid droplet residue from water-based chemicals. The width of the entire residue is 1/2 millimeter. The droplets on the outer edges are 10 microns in diameter, seven times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.
This image, titled "Blue Sun Flower," was created by Devin Brown, senior research engineer at the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The image won grand prize in the 2013 EIPBN (Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication) micrograph contest. The institute is part of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, which is supported by National Science Foundation cooperative agreement EECS 03-35765 and by support from member institutions. (Date of Image: 2013)
Credit: Devin K. Brown, Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology, Georgia Institute of Technology
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