Size and Scale

Nanowire Resting on a Human Hair

Nanowire Resting on a Human Hair
This scanning electron microscope image shows the relative thickness of typical nanowire in comparison with a strand of human hair.

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Eric Majur, Harvard University

Size: 

The hair is about 100 µm in diameter; the nanowire's diameter is about 100 nm.

Pixels: Width: 

800

Pixels: Height: 

530

Permissions:

This image was created by another institution, not the NISE Network. This image is available to NISE Network member organizations for non-profit educational use only. Uses may include but are not limited to reproduction and distribution of copies, creation of derivative works, and combination with other assets to create exhibitions, programs, publications, research, and Web sites. Minimum credit required.

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Human Hair

Human Hair
This is a scanning electron microscope image of a single strand of human hair.

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Bryan Bandli, Scanning Electron Microscopy Laboratory, University of Minnesota

Size: 

The diameter of a human hair ranges from about 50 µm to 100 µm.

Pixels: Width: 

1280

Pixels: Height: 

960

Permissions:

This image was created by another institution, not the NISE Network. This image is available to NISE Network member organizations for non-profit educational use only. Uses may include but are not limited to reproduction and distribution of copies, creation of derivative works, and combination with other assets to create exhibitions, programs, publications, research, and Web sites. Minimum credit required.

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