Each year, the ACerS Basic Science Division sponsors a ceramographic competition at the Society’s Annual Meeting. The competition’s top award is the Roland B. Snow Award, presented to the Best of Show winner of the competition. All of this year’s entries went on display at the recent MS&T’10 conference in Houston where they wowed the participants. The best of the entries will appear on the back covers of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society throughout the year.
The ceramographs are stunning displays of art in science at the nanoscale. Besides a cool way to display some of the art intrinsic to nature, the competition helps promote the use of microscopy and microanalysis as tools in the scientific investigation of ceramic materials.
This year’s first place winners, and many of the second place winners, in each six categories are shown below. Click on the images to enlarge.