Food Under an Electron Microscope

Artist Caren Alpert combines photography with her love for food. She photographed well known foods with an electron microscope which creates otherworldly images.

Caren Alpert‘s website.

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Electron Microscope Photography

 Outstanding Examples of Electron Microscope Photography

Hydrothermal worm
Captured by Philippe Crassous

Instrument used: Quanta Family
Magnification: 57
Horizontal Field Width: 5.26 mm
Vacuum: 10-4 mbar
Voltage: 5.0
Spot: 5.0
Working Distance: 12mm
Detector: SE

Electron microscopes help bring nanoscience to life, providing a level of detail to scientists that was simply not available mere decades ago. The FEI Company is a worldwide leader in electron microscope technology. Below you will find a small collection of images from scientists around the world using FEI technology. Be sure to check out their extensive Flickr page with nearly 600 images and growing!

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Caterpillar
Captured by Oliver Meckes

Instrument used: Quanta Family
Magnification: 30x
Horizontal Field Width: 5mm
Vacuum: high vac.
Detector: SE+BSE

Spider’s Head
Captured by Oliver Meckes

Instrument used: Quanta Family
Magnification: 50x
Vacuum: Low Vac.
Voltage: 7 kV
Spot: 3
Working Distance: app.12mm
Detector: LFD + BSE

 Outstanding Examples of Electron Microscope PhotographyWorm polychaete
Captured by Philippe Crassous

Instrument used: Quanta Family
Magnification: 150
Horizontal Field Width: 1.99mm
Vacuum: 10-4mbar
Voltage: 5
Spot: 4
Working Distance: 11.4
Detector: SE

 Outstanding Examples of Electron Microscope PhotographyWater Mite
Captured by Nicole Ottawa

Instrument used: Quanta Family
Magnification: 700x
Horizontal Field Width: 183µm
Vacuum: 40 Pa
Voltage: 7 kV
Spot: 3
Working Distance: app. 10mm
Detector: SE+BSE

 Outstanding Examples of Electron Microscope PhotographyParasitic Mite on Mosquito Larva
Captured by Nicole Ottawa

Instrument used: Quanta Family
Magnification: 200
Horizontal Field Width: app. 500 µm
Vacuum: High-Vac
Voltage: 7kv
Spot: 3
Working Distance: 9,8
Detector: LFD, BSE

 Outstanding Examples of Electron Microscope PhotographyMosquito Larva and Parasite
Captured by Nicole Ottawa

Instrument used: Quanta Family
Magnification: 60
Horizontal Field Width: 2000 µm
Vacuum: High-Vac
Voltage: 7kv
Spot: 3
Working Distance: 10,3
Detector: LFD, BSE

 Outstanding Examples of Electron Microscope PhotographyMarine worm
Captured by Philippe Crassous

Instrument used: Quanta Family
Magnification: 58
Horizontal Field Width: 2 mm
Vacuum: 10-4 mbar
Voltage: 5 KV
Spot: 4.0
Working Distance: 10.0 mm
Detector: SE

 Outstanding Examples of Electron Microscope PhotographyTardigr Pm kenianus
This tardigrade, first discovered in Africa, feeds on bacteria and protozoan.
Captured by Oliver Meckes

Instrument used: Quanta Family
Magnification: 300x
Vacuum: high
Voltage: 7kv
Spot: 3
Working Distance: 9mm
Detector: SE+BSE+BSE

 Outstanding Examples of Electron Microscope PhotographyLeg of a Gekko
Captured by Oliver Meckes

Image Details
Instrument used: Quanta Family
Magnification: 120x
Vacuum: Low Vac Mode, 100 Pa
Voltage: 15kv
Spot: 3
Working Distance: app. 8mm
Detector: LFD, BSE, BSE

 Outstanding Examples of Electron Microscope PhotographyVisit Twisted Sifter & FEI Company Flickr

La vita al microscopio

Da qualche parte in rete ho pescato queste foto fatte con un microscopio elettronico, ci mostrano dettagli di oggetti di uso comune, fortemente ingranditi, alcuni di questi vorremmo non averli visti.

Filo interdentale usato

Spazzolino per Mascara

Sale e pepe

Francobollo

Cotton Fioc usato

Ago e filo

Pezzo di computer

Rasoio elettrico con peli

Corda di chitarra

Velcro

Accendino

Carta igienica

Grafite di matita

Spazzolino da denti

Il mondo invisibile

Dopo aver visto il Nikon Small World in Motion 2011, la Small World Photomicrography Competition ci permette di vedere l’invisibile. Quasi 2.000 concorrenti da 70 paesi hanno gareggiato per il riconoscimento al 37° concorso annuale che celebra la fotografia attraverso il microscopio. Scienziati e fotografi hanno rivolto la loro attenzione su una vasta gamma di soggetti, sia vivi che creati dall’uomo, ingranditi anche più di 2000 volte la loro dimensione originale. Le immagini sono così belle che sembrano finte.

Per sapere cosa state guardando vi rimando all’articolo del Big Picture del Boston.com dal quale ho tratto il post.

Cosa c’è in una goccia d’acqua

Il fotografo Clemens Wirth ha voluto tuffarsi nell’arte della microscopia, così ha attaccato la sua Canon 5D Mark II ad un microscopio monoculare utilizzando un adattatore e lo ha puntato su una piccola goccia d’acqua. E’ stato sorprendente scoprire quante cose accadono all’interno dell’acqua e quanto sia ricco di dettagli il piccolo mondo che c’è al suo interno. Questo cortometraggio, intitolato “Micro Empire”, è una bel mix delle riprese di Wirth e della musica di Radium Audio.

Visita la pagina Vimeo di Clemens Wirth.