The lord’s prayer on the head of a pin is nothing to these people


Take a look at the winners of The 49th International Conference on Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication Bizarre/Beautiful Micrograph Contest. It’s itty-bitty art and weirdness!

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  1. says

    They’re not very small, by microbiology standards… Most are bigger than the bacteria I work with. The phage is 10x bigger than the real phage it’s modeled on, and it’s just a bit of solid carbon. It can’t even infect anything!

  2. SEF says

    I can’t open the page at all (just get an error message) – despite repeated attempts with many hours between them. :-/

    Unfortunately, if it’s some sort of firewall vs spyware issue (eg it wants to track me and cookie me) I have less (= almost no!) control over the details of that on this new computer than I did with the old one that fried.

  3. Torbjörn Larsson, OM says

    Ah yes, you see many beautiful/bizarre things when you do micro/nano-scale viewing or fabrication.

    Technically, the dynamic electron mirror was most interesting IMO. It reminds me of material imaging where you excite a localized surface wave (with a laser for example) and read of the response (perhaps with another light source), kicking the material to learn about it from its response. Cool tricks!

    It can’t even infect anything!

    True, but you can also CVD deposit and etch similar structured vertical lasers in for example III-V materials. If you read Vernor Vinge you know that even a weak communication laser can infect a whole space ship with bugs…

  4. Torbjörn Larsson, OM says

    Ah yes, you see many beautiful/bizarre things when you do micro/nano-scale viewing or fabrication.

    Technically, the dynamic electron mirror was most interesting IMO. It reminds me of material imaging where you excite a localized surface wave (with a laser for example) and read of the response (perhaps with another light source), kicking the material to learn about it from its response. Cool tricks!

    It can’t even infect anything!

    True, but you can also CVD deposit and etch similar structured vertical lasers in for example III-V materials. If you read Vernor Vinge you know that even a weak communication laser can infect a whole space ship with bugs…

  5. HPLC_Sean says

    Those micrographs illistrate why I don’t bother with reading fiction, watching TV, or going to movies. Reality is always more beautiful and more amazing than anything we can imagine.