Microforming. © Jamie Drouin. All Rights Reserved. Permitted post.

Microforming. © Jamie Drouin. All Rights Reserved. Permitted post.

"Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. For over 30 years, Nikon has rewarded the world's best photomicrographers who make critically important scientific contributions to life sciences, bio-research and materials science."

Upcoming Deadline for Entries: April 30, 2009

The World, Up Close Interactive Feature
[Of particular note: Paul Marshall's entry: Carbon NanoTubes]


[...] "Colorful micrographs are often beautiful, but the colors themselves have meaning to the researcher.
Blue, for example, may show where DNA resides in the cells, red is where there's cytoskeleton (a system of filaments within cells), and green, where there's muscle protein..[...]

[In the interest of clarification, I note here that the visually-recorded phenomena as primarily presented on this blog in the form of NanoArt is to be distinguished and understood as different from photomicrography (aka microphotography, micrography, and, further still, differentiated from macrophotography). NanoArt creations are 3D electronic forms, whereas Microphotography is photonic and can be 2D or 3D (utilizing stereo cameras)].

[To further qualify the confusion: The field of nanophotonics holds the promise of molecular-sized optical device technology. Plasmonics as a subfield of nanophotonics merges photonics and electronics at nanometre-scaled dimensions. Research is leading towards a class of subwavelength-scale optoelectronic components that could form the building blocks of a chip-based optical device technology that is scaleable to molecular dimensions. Images thusly-derived or produced will be also included on this blog as being along the NanoArt spectrum].

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Publications by A. Paszternák:

Smartphone-Based Extension of the Curcumin/Cellophane pH Sensing Method

Pd/Ni Synergestic Activity for Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction in Alkaline Conditions

The potential use of cellophane test strips for the quick determination of food colours

pH and CO2 Sensing by Curcumin-Coloured Cellophane Test Strip

Polymeric Honeycombs Decorated by Nickel Nanoparticles

Directed Deposition of Nickel Nanoparticles Using Self-Assembled Organic Template,

Organometallic deposition of ultrasmooth nanoscale Ni film,

Zigzag-shaped nickel nanowires via organometallic template-free route

Surface analytical characterization of passive iron surface modified by alkyl-phosphonic acid layers

Atomic Force Microscopy Studies of Alkyl-Phosphonate SAMs on Mica

Amorphous iron formation due to low energy heavy ion implantation in evaporated 57Fe thin films

Surface modification of passive iron by alkylphosphonic acid layers

Formation and structure of alkylphosphonic acid layers on passive iron

Structure of the nonionic surfactant triethoxy monooctylether C8E3 adsorbed at the free water surface, as seen from surface tension measurements and Monte Carlo simulations

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