10-09 :: September 2010
Nano Image Contest Winners of the Carl Zeiss Nano Image Contest Now Chosen
selected. The winners of the four categories will each receive a pair of cinemizer Plus video glasses from Carl Zeiss.
After a two-week final stretch the winners of the first Carl Zeiss Nano Image Contest have now been chosen. The winners are Heinrich Badenhorst from the University of Pretoria, South Africa (category Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)), Norman Hau- ke and Arne Laucht of the Walter Schottky Institute of Munich Technical University, Germany (category CrossBeam (FIB-SEM)), Dr. Emile van Veldhoven of the TNO Research Institute in Delft, Netherlands, (category Helium Ion Microscopy (HIM)) and Dr. Andrey Burov of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Saratov in the category Transmission Electron Mi- croscopy (TEM). The Managing Director of Carl Zeiss NTS, Dr. Frank Stietz, is very pleased at the excellent response to the contest with over 120 entries: “The broad spectrum of application topics, the techni- cal quality and the artistic composition of the nano images are fascinating. We would like to thank all participants for their entries and extend our congra- tulations to the winners.”
First prize in the SEM category was awarded to Heinrich Badenhorst with his image of a bizarre
fter an exciting finish the winners of the first Carl Zeiss Nano Image Contest have now been
landscape made of graphite, captured with an ULTRA REM (right). With a total of 7000 points, his image received the most votes of all categories. “Our ZEISS ULTRA has allowed me to make massive progress in my research in the past year. ZEISS SEM technology helped me to uncover aspects of graphite oxidation which I have never seen before,” stresses Badenhorst, a scientist working in the field of gra- phite technology.
The winning image of Norman Hauke and Arne Laucht in the FIB-SEM category shows a photonic crystal, produced and captured with an NVision 40 CrossBeam Workstation. The two PhD students are delighted at their unexpected victory: “It is an honor for us to be the winners of the 2010 Carl Zeiss Nano Image Contest. This innovative and high-quality research has only been made possible by the state- of-the-art equipment at Schottky Institute, such as the nano-lithography and nano-imaging systems from Carl Zeiss. This constantly provides us with stunning views of nano worlds.”
The logos of Delft Technical University, the TNO Institute and Carl Zeiss on a surface of only 2x2 micrometers are shown in the image of Dr. Emile van Veldhoven, with which he won first prize in the HIM category.“ Our ORION helium ion microscope is the tool which enables me to create and image