2010 EM Image Contest Grand Prize Winner

Harald Plank, Institute for Electron Microscopy at the Graz University of Technology, Austria

Platinum Nanorods on Silicon
Array of freestanding Pt nanorods on silicon fabricated by electron beam induced deposition from the gas phase

Thermo Fisher Scientific is proud to announce that Harald Plank of the Institute for Electron Microscopy at the Graz University of Technology has been awarded the grand prize in the 2010 Owner Image Contest for his entry "Platinum Nanorods on Silicon".

The image shows an array of freestanding Pt nanorods on silicon fabricated by electron beam induced deposition from the gas phase The individual rods reveal a base diameter of about 80 nm and a height of 1 µm. The wavy appearance was actually an artifact but too nice to be ignored. Image was post-colorized by Margit Wallner (FELMI).

"Thermo Scientific instrument we are mainly using is a NOVA 200 Dual Beam microscope which offers manifold possibilities and a high flexibility for additional custom made extensions. Similar experiments without such instrument would be partly impossible or require much higher efforts which make "Nanolab Workstations" an essential part of modern science and technology."

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