Electron Microscope (non-)Mystery 2

I have been swamped, both in the office and in life, but I wanted to share another favorite electron microscope image. This is a crack in a rough, scratched, metal surface:

Which to my eyes looks very much like a river gorge and delta, with all the water stripped away (like, say, the Nile):

But really, it’s just a worn out soldering line in a long-worn, much-loved silver ring.

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2 Comments on “Electron Microscope (non-)Mystery 2”

  1. […] It’s time for the Third in my series of electron microscope mysteries (click to see One and Two). […]

  2. Wow this was a very great study.. I was amazed what Electron Microscope could do in the field of study..


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