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Posted: Jun 07, 2016
Public voting now open for the EnvisioNano nanotechnology image contest
(Nanowerk News) Members of the public are invited to vote for the best images in this round of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) EnvisioNano contest.
Now in its third round, this contest has drawn submissions from students at top labs and schools across the United States.
The SEM micrograph shows large collection of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes, along with amorphous carbon in the shape of tigers and a ball. Carbon nanotubes are 1-D material with mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties that exceed conventional engineering materials. (Image: Ben Davis, University of Missouri)
In the first two rounds of the EnvisioNano contest, student images racked up over 41,000 online views and both previous winning images were featured on the back cover of the NNI Supplement to the President's 2017 Budget!
We encourage everyone to cast votes for their favorite images.
All students have provided a description of their photos and research, allowing the viewer to envision where the research is headed and to learn how seeing at the nanoscale is important to reaching that vision. So, as you view the pictures, take a moment to learn about the research and how nanotechnology may improve your life.
The SEM micrograph shows an isolated and wrinkled hexagonal graphene grain supported on copper. Graphene is a 2-D material with mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties that exceed conventional engineering materials. (Image: Ben Davis and Ryan Hines, University of Missouri)
Voting starts Monday, June 6th, and is open until June 17th.