A mirror out of electrons

Year: 
2019
Ranking: 
Entrant
Artist: 
Yahya Mohtashami (Post-Doc)
Department: 
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Description

What may seem as a completely meaningless picture is actually a thrilling phenomenon. This photo was taken during scanning electron microscopy of an insulating substrate. The insulating substrate creates a sea of electrons, forming a perfect mirror that images the microscope’s interior parts.

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