Introduction to Nanotechnology

Our comprehensive introduction to nanotechnology and nanoscience
with lots of information, examples and images

 

Introduction to Nanotechnology – Images

There is a large number of absolutely amazing images out there. We picked some of the most spectacular for you:
golden pyramid - tip of an atomic force microscope
Developing new instruments to be able to "see" at the nanoscale is a research field in itself. Shown here is the tip of an atomic force microscope (AFM), one of the foremost tools for imaging, measuring and manipulating matter at the nanoscale. Here, a platinum electrode measuring one hundredth of a nanometer has been deposited on the tip of this pyramid shaped AFM tip via focused ion beam (FIB) deposition. (Image: C. Menozzi, G.C. Gazzadi, S3 (INFM-CNR), Modena. Artwork: Lucia Covi)
 
Nano-Explosions
Nano-Explosions – Color-enhanced scanning electron micrograph of an overflowed electrodeposited magnetic nanowire array (CoFeB), where the template has been subsequently completely etched. It’s a reminder that nanoscale research can have unpredicted consequences at a high level. (Image: Fanny Beron, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada)
 
Climatic change on carbon nanotubes
Climatic change on carbon nanotubes – Carbon nanotubes have many characteristics that promise to revolutionize the world of structural materials. There are different ways to grow carbon nanotubes, especially the CVD technique, which allows obtaining SWCNT’s on a silicon surface. These SWCNT can be carried from the silicon surface to another surface, as HOPG, without suffering changes on their properties. That means nanomanipulation of carbon nanotubes. (Mr Miguel Ângel Fernández Vindel, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid/Spain)
 
single crystalline diamond grain that is anisotropically etched by hot spheres of molten nickel
The imaged object is a single crystalline diamond grain that is anisotropically etched by hot spheres of molten nickel (red). Self-organized nickel particles are obtained by sintering a thin Ni film (100 nm) that is evaporated on a polished diamond substrate. Self-organisation and etching are conducted by the following annealing procedure: 1000°C in 500 mbar H2, 24 h. (Image: Waldemar Smirnov, Fraunhofer Institut Angewandte Festkörperphysik, Germany)
 
Nano PacMan made of copper oxide
Nano PacMan made of copper oxide. Scanning electron microscope image of a copper oxide cluster, 3.5 microns in diameter, prepared by evaporation and condensation over an alumina substrate. The smiley nose and eye are present in the original SEM image, which has only been color-enhanced. (Image: Elisabetta Comini, University of Brescia, Italy)
 
We have a collection of these amazing images in some of our articles. You can find them here:
nano teddybear

Nano Teddybear, Garden of Eden and other spectacular images

(Image on the left courtesy of the Materials Research Society Science as Art Competition and University of Waterloo)

golden trench Blow-up: The startling landscapes of nanotechnology
Self-assembled 200 micron size nickel dice

Science as Art Fall 2007 competition

(Image on the left courtesy of the Materials Research Society Science as Art Competition and The Johns Hopkins University)

This image is of some contamination (probably monodisperse polystyrene spheres from a previous user) in the microscope which just happened to collect at the corner of a Ta2O5 particle

Science as Art Spring 2008 competition

(Image on the left courtesy of the Materials Research Society Science as Art Competition and Sandia National Laboratories)

a four-terminal quantum ring structure defined in a two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) with local anodic oxidation using an atomic force microscope tip SPMage07 competition
Atom Spangled Patchwork SPMage09 competition
nano kama sutra Nano-Kamasutra and other nanotechnology images
Van Gogh Nanotubes

Of Van Gogh nanotubes and nano-witches

(Image on the left courtesy of the Materials Research Society Science as Art Competition and Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi)

This picture is created from a high resolution SEM image of a zinc oxide

Nano PacMan, self-illuminating flowers and other winning images

(Image on the left courtesy of the Materials Research Society Science as Art Competition and University of Wisconsin)

Van Gogh Nanotubes A good Micrograph is worth more than the MegaByte it consumes
Stem of nanoflowers

The Silk Collective, moon rises, and other winning nanotechnology images

(Image on the left courtesy of the Materials Research Society Science as Art Competition and Michigan Technological University)

nano graveyard

'Nano Graveyard' other amazing nanotechnology images

(Image on the left courtesy of the Materials Research Society Science as Art Competition and Stanford University)

carbon galaxy

'Carbon Galaxy' other amazing nanotechnology images

(Image on the left courtesy of the Materials Research Society Science as Art Competition and Argonne National Laboratory)

hedgehog particles

'Hedgehog particles' other amazing nanotechnology images

(Image on the left courtesy of the Materials Research Society Science as Art Competition)

nano world

'Nano World' other amazing nanotechnology images from Argonne National Lab's 'Art of Science' contest

nano world

'Nano Aliens' other amazing nanotechnology images

(Image on the left courtesy of the Materials Research Society Science as Art Competition and Marcel Mueller, IMS TU Dortmund)

 
 
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