Nanoscience Images

The following images appear courtesy of Brookhaven National Laboratory:

Contour plot of Fe (oo1) spin density in a (110) plane perpendicular to the surface of a 21-layer film.

Off-axis electron holography to image magnetic induction vectors in Ni nanodots.


Calculated spin density of cobalt nanowires on platinum. Large peaks reflect the magnetization of Co sites; whereas the small peaks reflect that induced in the Pt substrate.


The following images appear courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory:
The variety of shapes and sizes that nanocrystals can be made to assume. The rod-shaped nanocrystals to the far left can be stacked for possible use in LEDs, while the tetrapod to the far right should be handy for wiring nano-sized devices. Hybrid semiconductor and plastic solar cell. The tiny solar cell assemblies were created using nanoscale rods of cadmium selenide and a polymer of P3HT. Such cells will be cheaper and easier to make than their semiconductor counterparts. 3-D simulation of a nanotube. The electronic properties of nanotubes may change markedly as they are deformed by twisting or compression.  

The following images appear courtesy of Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories:
"One scientific community focused on nanoscience integration"
Concept design for the CINT Core Facility to be located in Albuquerque  The CINT Core Facility in Albuquerque will provide an interdisciplinary environment for the research community. CINT Gateway Facility to Los Alamos. The CINT Gateway to Los Alamos will focus on biosciences and nanomaterials


Stress induced Nanostructure. Simulation of pressure-induced nanoscale twins in an elastic material.



The following images appear courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory:
Researchers from NASA and the SETI Institute, assisted by Argonne telepresence microscopy technology, have used genetically engineered proteins as templates to create honeycomb-like arrays of gold and a semiconductor. The arrays are one-fifth the size of those produced by current lithographic techniques. This vernier caliper is a measuring device made entirely of diamond. Its width is smaller than the diameter of a human hair. Argonne National Laboratory micrograph. This silicon plate holds 40,000 diamond film dots that could be made into diamond components for MEMS devices.  

The following images appear courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory:

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