Nanoartography image of the month
Each month an image from the past NanoArtography finalists will be selected. The image of the month will be shown on the NanoArtograhy webpage and its Facebook page. Check back every month to see if your image is selected!
Congratulations to all!
The Starry Night under TEM (Evolution of peptide nanostructures)
Charalampos Pappas, Advanced Science Research Center, City University of New York, USA
Material: Supramolecular peptide nanostructures
Image size: Image width is ~ 0.001 mm (1 µm)
NanoArtography 2017, second place winner
Image description: This transmission electron microscope (TEM) image represents an example of a supramolecular peptide nanostructure that was discovered using a dynamic peptide library approach, where peptide sequences are dynamically exchanged, giving rise to a competition of sequences and resulting in the spontaneous selection and formation of stable self-assembling nanostructures.
Mary and Yamada’s Concrete Rose
Gabriel Burks, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA
Material: Poly(vinylidene fluoride) PVDF hedrite agglomerates
Image size: Image width is ~ 0.02 mm (20 µm)
NanoArtography 2016 finalist
Image description: ln homage to the late Tupac Shakur's "The Rose that Grew from Concrete," this image is dedicated to all the beautiful things that manifest as the result of great struggle, tremendous opposition, and less than optimal conditions. This rose garden is for the dreamer that wants to desperately escape from their current plight into a place where anything is possible and where dreams really do come true. I find this theme to be particularly relevant given today's set of current events where underrepresented minorities in the United States of America find themselves at a crossroads between patriotism and civil human rights. It is sad to say that in the 21st century human beings are slain by law enforcement like wild animals, but just as the rose grew from concrete, this situation will also bear a beautiful and inspiring miracle.
Scientifically speaking, this image is one of colorized Poly(vinylidene fluoride) PVDF hedrite agglomerates viewed under a scanning electron microscope.
Ricardo Tranquilin, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil
Material: Tungsten trioxide (WO3)
Image size: Image width is ~ 0.007 mm (7 µm)
NanoArtography 2019 finalist