C&EN’s Chemistry in Pictures launched in early 2014 to showcase the beauty of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the allied sciences. Through visually compelling photos and images, Chemistry in Pictures provides a window into the fascinating world of scientific research and discovery.
We draw our content from several sources: scholarly journals, C&EN editors, and reader submissions. If you have just one cool photo, or if you have 100, we’d love to hear from you at CENChemPics@acs.org. It can be a photo, an SEM, a micrograph, or any other type of image as long as it is visually compelling.
We've turned some of our best C&EN's Chemistry in Pictures into virtual backgrounds for Zoom. Here's how to download and use them.
Contribute your best photos and captions, and our editors will handpick their favorites. We’ll select and publish our favorite photos in C&EN Chemistry in Pictures. Monthly winners will receive a $50 cash prize, with a Grand Prize winner that will get their photograph published in C&EN magazine and receive a photography kit to use with their mobile phone.