Picture Competition 2013

Ranking of Pictures

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Picture by Marisa Sanders
Quantum Tunneling

Students at The College of New Jersey painted a Quantum Tunnel in the basement of the chemistry building during the college's summer research program.

Picture by Konstantina Dodi Iokasti
Cis & Trans

As you can see, we are making beautiful complexes at the laboratory!

Picture by Konstantina Dodi Iokasti

Beautifully Dangerous

Hg is very dangerous but look at it – eventually, everything has it's magic!

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Picture by Konstantina Dodi Iokasti
Blue like the ocean
A blue complex

Picture by Konstantina Dodi Iokasti

Bunsen Burner
It is a common piece of laboratory equipment that produces a single open gas flame, which is used for heating, sterilization, and combustion. Oh, what would we have done without you?

Picture by Konstantina Dodi Iokasti

Analytical Chemistry

That's why we love Analytical Chemistry. Orange little things bubbling around!

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Picture by Konstantina Dodi Iokasti

Temperature was really high! Ouch!

Picture by Aleksandar Kondinski
Time for Theory

Chemistry is indeed an interplay of experiment and theory. Nowadays, with thousands of chemists working in front of computers, the definition of a lab goes beyond its original boundaries.

Picture by Tina Michetti

A redox reaction between KI and H2O2.

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Picture by Tina Michetti

Dry ice

Picture by Subramanyan Namboodiri Varanakkottu

SMART materials

Spiropyran is a photosensitive smart material, which undergoes reversible structural change upon UV-Visible irradiation. The photograph shows the photochromatic properties of a water drop containing Spiropyran under different illumination conditions.

Picture by Torsten John

Made in Germany: The German Democratic Republic (GDR) and Western Germany united in a lab

Glassware and its cleaning are the main part of a normal lab day for a chemist. You will find it “Made in Germany” all over the world, even in a lab in Australia, where this picture was taken.

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Picture by Annika Buchheit and Mariano Grünebaum

Formation of NaK alloy

Formation of liquid NaK alloy by just placing a piece of sodium on potassium.

Picture by Julia Bader

Still life in purple

Always look at your NMR tubes before washing them, you'll be amazed at what you may find!

Picture by Julia Bader

Glass in motion?

The beauty of a Vigreux column.

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