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   Undertoad  Thursday Jan 3 09:56 AM

January 3, 2008: Nano-explosions?



I say explosions, the official caption says explosions... but they aren't really explosions, they just look like it, in this nano-scale photograph. I'm not even sure nano-scale is a word, or a hyphenated word, so you can bet that the following quote, explaining the shot, just perplexes me. But the photo, by one Fanny Beron, won first place in the Materials Research Society "Science as Art" competition. And it's cool!

Quote:
This color-enhanced scanning electron micrograph shows an array of CoFeB nanowires, grown by pulse-current electrodeposition in a nanoporous alumina template. During the electrodeposition process, some of the nanowires overflowed on the template surface. "It's a reminder that nanoscale research can have unpredicted consequences at a high level," Beron says.
Found here, used with permission of the Materials Research Society, photo credit Fanny Beron.


borisivan  Thursday Jan 3 09:58 AM

......

..... I for one embrace our new orange cauliflower volcano overlords.



Sheldonrs  Thursday Jan 3 10:09 AM

Eh. You can see the same thing whenever you pop a pimple.



glatt  Thursday Jan 3 10:11 AM

Is that just a fancy way of saying these are imperfections in an electroplating job?



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Jan 3 11:09 AM

Quote:
"It's a reminder that nanoscale research can have unpredicted consequences at a high level," Beron says.
Funny thing about those "unpredicted consequences" the scientists, and politicians, keep discovering.


barefoot serpent  Thursday Jan 3 11:16 AM

meh... that orange cauliflower is so 2007



Gravdigr  Thursday Jan 3 09:47 PM

This color-enhanced scanning electron micrograph shows an array of CoFeB nanowires, grown by pulse-current electrodeposition in a nanoporous alumina template. During the electrodeposition process, some of the nanowires overflowed on the template surface. "It's a reminder that nanoscale research can have unpredicted consequences at a high level," Beron says.

To quote the Geico caveman: "Uh...What???



SPUCK  Friday Jan 4 05:27 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by borisivan View Post
..... I for one embrace our new orange cauliflower volcano overlords.
THAT! Was choice...

Welcome borisivan.

Common the rest of you!!!
CoFeB = Cobalt Iron Boron

Back to 7th grade with the lot of you...


DucksNuts  Friday Jan 4 05:42 AM

I seriously need to get out more....I thought I was gonna see an iPod nano exploding.



DanaC  Friday Jan 4 05:52 AM

Quote:
Common the rest of you!!!
CoFeB = Cobalt Iron Boron

Back to 7th grade with the lot of you...
Yeah....we'll see you after recess when you've finished your English class :p


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