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Micrograph of a Nanoparticle Crystal Lattice

This image is a scanning electron micrograph of a nanoparticle crystal lattice. The nanoparticles form a hexagonally closed packed structure reminiscent of atomic spacing in macroscopic solids and crystals.

 

For more information, see www.emsl.pnl.gov.

 

Photo was taken by Samuel Peppernick as part of the 2010 EMSL Science as Art Competition.

 

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Taken on August 26, 2010