May 26, 2016 AT 5:05 pm

Slicing & Viewing Dust in an Electron Microscope

A microscopic piece of dust, sliced by a focused ion beam inside an electron microscope. The dust is coated in a one-micron-thick layer of pure platinum to “seal” it in place before slicing. Created at the Center for Multiscale Imaging at Stevens Institute of Technology.

via Jeff Thompson’s blog.

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