Super Mario MXene World
Anupma Thakur, Indiana University-Purdue University
A multilayered MXene flake visualized as Yoshi from Super Mario. MXene world truly, is the best! Go varoom! Scale bar is 1 micron. (Team: Nithin Chandran, Kartik Nemani, and Babak Anasori)
Planet X: A Hidden Planet
Ji Young Kim, Seoul National University
The image shows the Ti-Ta-Hf-Zr-Nb High entropy alloy (HEA) particles fabricated by gas atomization. Since the particle's surface has a planet-like structure, it is expressed as a hidden planet, Planet X, which has not yet been discovered. The original image was obtained using TESCAN MIRA 3 Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FE-SEM).
An Extremely Tiny Garden of MOFs
Angelica Rain Talosig, University of California, Irvine
Scanning electron microscopy image of a self-assembled ZIF-8 metal-organic frameworks. Two distinct crystal structures are seen in this image: the truncated dodecahedron structures are ZIF-8 (DIA) and the flower structures are ZIF-8 (SOD).
Martina Volpi, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Polarised light microscopy image of a chiral organic semiconductor.
Yadong Yin, University of California, Riverside
The firework pattern is obtained from a nanoparticle thin film containing radial microcracks created by drying a drop of magnetite nanoparticle dispersion on a glass substrate. When imaged in a dark-field optical microscope, the microcracks strongly scatter light, producing the firework effect. No post-processing was done to the image.
Micro Water Lily
Jason Delente, Trinity College Dublin
This colorized SEM image shows a conductive water lily structure formed using direct laser writing in a polymer containing PEDOT:PSS.