Congratulations to our winners!
Nanostructured Carbon Leviathan
Gerardo Pagano, Politecnico di Milano/Istituto Italiano di Tecnologiaes
Walking in a Wolfram Wonderland
Alexander Sredenschek, The Pennsylvania State University
This scanning electron microscope (SEM) image was taken with the electron beam tilted at an angle of 45° with respect to the sample stage normal. The image shows a perspective view of the step edges and dendritic growth in the tungsten carbide crystals, transferred onto SiO2/Si, that resemble snowflakes with fractal-like patterns and quasi six-fold symmetry.
O Christmas Ti, O Christmas Ti, How Lovely Are Thy Defects
Kate Reidy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This tree-mendous TEM image shows titanium (Ti) dislocation networks on graphene. Imaged by Themis Z microscope at MIT.nano in high angle annular dark field (HAADF) mode. Scale bar 100 nm. Image credits: Kate Reidy, George Varnavides, and Aubrey Penn.
Anupma Thakur, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Tiny GaN Village with Graphene River Passing Through
Hyunseok Kim, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
On the Beach of the Lithium Sea
Yue Deng, Cornell University (not pictured)