"Trapped Zig Zag Snake" 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: Anton Koeck, Elise Brunet, Stephan Steinhauer, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Health & Environment Department, Nano Systems)
"Falling..." After electroplating of gold a small adhesion problem seemed to occur and all split rings looked like after an earthquake. (Image: Birgit Päivänranta, Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland)
"Chocolate Chip Cookies" Micro-spheres of 7.5µm thick SU-8 resist exposed by EBL with 25kV. Cross-linked resist exceeds the boundaries of the spheres and tries to reach the neighbor sphere This results in free standing bridges with gaps in between. (Image: Guido Piaszenski, Raith GmbH, Dortmund, Germany)
"The Oriental Orchid" The zinc oxide fibers look like the oriental orchid. The smooth curve of ZnO orchid shows the beauty of the orient. (Image: Sang Han Park, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea)
"Lithography has got brains" A ball of unknown particles on a lithographically patterned elastomer surface. (Image: Peter Nill, Institute of Applied Physics, Eberhard-Karls-Univerität Tübingen, Germany)
"At the Reflection Pool" Gold nanoparticle contamination on an evaporated gold film and buckled nanoimprint resist. (Image: Keith Morton, National Research Council Canada)
We have a collection of these amazing images in some of our articles on Nanowerk. You can find the links here.