Picture Competition 2013

Ranking of Pictures

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Picture by Robert Pullar
Hexagonal micro fried egg

SEM image of hexagonal ferrite crystal, showing growth on hexagonal edges, and a new layer beginning to grow by seemingly liquid phase growth on the surface.

Picture by Robert Pullar

The ferrite Badlands – stacking of crystal layers

High contrast SEM image of the many layers of growth seen in a hexagonal ferrite crystal, like a landscape of eroded mountain features, but on a micron scale.

Picture by Marisa Rocha


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Picture by Marisa Rocha

Liquid Crystal

Picture by Marisa Rocha

Quinquephenyl Crystals

Picture by Marisa Rocha

Sapphire Window

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Picture by Marisa Rocha


Picture by Ben Boeser

Beam me up!
A 1064 nm light from a Nd:YAG laser doubled to 532 nm (green) by passing through a BBO crystal. Orange beamblockers were installed for safety.

Picture by Nils Böckenfeld
Sol-gel synthesis of sodium vanadium phoshate (You see a V4+ to V3+ transition on the fly)

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Picture by Denise Schneider
Sauron’s Eye or lonesome funnel?

 Picture by Denise Schneider

The Brownian motion in connection with a redox reaction

A piece of sodium in water together with an indicator.

Picture by Denise Schneider

Fascinating Fluorescence!

Shot during an experimental lecture.

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Picture by Minxi Rao
Crystal Violet and Biofilms

Silicibacter grown in 12-well plates; biofilms stained by crystal violet.

Picture by Sabrina Schott
Surface Tension

Platinum ring and thermometer of a Du-Noüy-Ring-Tensiometer, which is used to measure the surface tension of liquids.

Picture by Peter Heinrichs
Beauty of Bismuth

A small Bismuth crystal we crystallized in lab.

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