Hidden motifs

September 16, 2019

Microscopic imaging is an indispensable part of scientific work. Often, it produces remarkable pictures that provide a surprising insight into a world normally hidden. Some images also have an impressive aesthetic effect. Things that work well in the laboratory can also be of good use in a photo studio. Specially staged under light microscopes and macro lenses, even inconspicuous technical objects show their most beautiful sides. According to the principle of pars pro toto – one part stands for the whole – even larger thematic complexes can be communicated with the right unusual detail shots.

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Cracks in a plasma-etched glass substrate for microfluidics application
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Ball bonding with gold wires of a first prototype of a diamond Schottky barrier diode.
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Thermally stressed passivation layer on silicon.
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Precipitates and dendrites in an insulation gap of a direct copper-bonded substrate.