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November 30th, 2010

Visions of beauty at the nanoscale: 2010 Ceramographic winners

Published on November 30th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

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.

“Tracking Li-ion Motion on the Nanoscale” N. Balke, S. Jesse, Y. Kim, L. Adamczyk, N. Dudney, and S. Kalinin Oak Ridge National Lab.

“Tracking Li-ion Motion on the Nanoscale” N. Balke, S. Jesse, Y. Kim, L. Adamczyk, N. Dudney, and S. Kalinin Oak Ridge National Lab. First place: Scanning Probe Microscopy

“Anodic Alumina Architecture” M.R. Lukatskaya and Y. Gogotsi Drexel University.

“Anodic Alumina Architecture” M.R. Lukatskaya and Y. Gogotsi Drexel University. First place: Scanning Electron Microscopy

MoO3 Nano Ribbons” T. Longenbach and Y. Gogotsi, Drexel University; M. Kurtoglu, Art Craft Glassware, Kutahya, Turkey.

"MoO3 Nano Ribbons” T. Longenbach and Y. Gogotsi, Drexel University; M. Kurtoglu, Art Craft Glassware, Kutahya, Turkey. First place: Undergraduate.

“DNA-Like Grain Boundary Segregation” Sukai Cheng, Kaveh Meshinchi Asl, M.P. Harmer, Lehigh University; J. Luo, Clemson University

“DNA-Like Grain Boundary Segregation” Huikai Cheng, Kaveh Meshinchi Asl, M.P. Harmer, Lehigh University; J. Luo, Clemson University. First place: Transmission Electron Microscopy.

“Strain-Dependent Conduction in SnO2 Nanowires” H.J. Chang, S.V. Kalinin, A. Borisevich, Oak Ridge National Lab. First place: Combined Techniques and Microanalysis.

“Strain-Dependent Conduction in SnO2 Nanowires” H.J. Chang, S.V. Kalinin, A. Borisevich, Oak Ridge National Lab. First place: Combined Techniques and Microanalysis.

“Fire and Ice” John Nychka University of Alberta, Canada. First place: Optical Microscopy.

“Fire and Ice” John Nychka University of Alberta, Canada. First place: Optical Microscopy.

“A Novel Approach for Oxide Scale Growth Characterization: Combining Etching with AFM” V. Presser and K.G. Nickel, Drexel University; A. Loges, Eberhard-Karlsruhe-University of Tubingen, Germany. Second place: Scanning Probe Microscopy.

“A Novel Approach for Oxide Scale Growth Characterization: Combining Etching with AFM” V. Presser and K.G. Nickel, Drexel University; A. Loges, Eberhard-Karlsruhe-University of Tubingen, Germany. Second place: Scanning Probe Microscopy.

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“Cracking in an MgF2 Anti-Reflective Coating” David Shahin, Sandia National Lab. Second place: Undergraduate.

“A Walk Along the Grain Boundary in CuO-TiO2” Shualei Ma, C. Keily, and M.P. Harmer, Lehigh University. Second place: Transmission Electron Microscopy.

“A Walk Along the Grain Boundary in CuO-TiO2” Shualei Ma, C. Keily, and M.P. Harmer, Lehigh University. Second place: Transmission Electron Microscopy.

:  “Partially Devitrified Bioactive Glass” John Nychka University of Alberta, Canada. Second place: Optical Microscopy.

“Partially Devitrified Bioactive Glass” Satadru Kashyap and John Nychka University of Alberta, Canada. Second place: Optical Microscopy.


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