ADVERTISEMENT
2 /3 FREE ARTICLES LEFT THIS MONTH Remaining
Chemistry matters. Join us to get the news you need.

If you have an ACS member number, please enter it here so we can link this account to your membership. (optional)

ACS values your privacy. By submitting your information, you are gaining access to C&EN and subscribing to our weekly newsletter. We use the information you provide to make your reading experience better, and we will never sell your data to third party members.

ENJOY UNLIMITED ACCES TO C&EN

Synthesis

Chemistry in Pictures: The flower in volcanic rock

March 6, 2018

Some polymers, inorganic salts, and volcanic rocks, called rhyolites, contain crystals with radially arranged textures. Masamichi Shiono, an engineer at Hitachi High-Technologies was intrigued by a rhyolite sample containing such an inclusion, so he sliced a section and analyzed it with one of his company’s scanning electron microscopes. One image he took reminded him of a Rosa rugosa flower, so he colorized it to produce the artwork shown. He entered the image in the Japanese Society of Microscopy’s 2017 photo contest.

Credit: Masamichi Shiono, Mari Sakaue, Shinichi Tomita/Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation/Japanese Society of Microscopy

Do science. Take pictures. Win money. Enter our photo contest here.

For more Chemistry in Pictures, visit our new home on cen.acs.org.

X

Article:

This article has been sent to the following recipient:

Leave A Comment

*Required to comment