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Looking at an opal through a scanning electron microscope

Colors at the Nanoscale: Butterflies, Beetles and Opals

In this activity, learners will be exposed to the term ‘Photonic Crystals,' explore some of the well-known photonic crystals in nature and will also be able observe one method that scientists use in trying to replicate this process.
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NanoLab exhibit magnets being arranged into the work Nanolab

NanoLab exhibit

An exhibit that was part of the Nanotechnology: What's the Big Deal? exhibition that explores how nanoscientists use special devices and laboratories to build and manipulate materials on the nanoscale
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Scientific Image - White Sugar Crystals

Magnified image of white sugar crystals using a Scanning Electron Microscope.
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Scientific Image - Graphite Flakes

Magnified image of graphite flakes using a Scanning Electron Microscope.
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Scientific Image - Epsom Salt

Magnified image of epsom salt crystals using a Scanning Electron Microscope.
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Scientific Image - Overlapping Scales of Blue Morpho Butterfly Wing

Magnified image of a blue morpho butterfly wing using a Scanning Electron Microscope.
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Scientific Image - Baby Powder Particles

Magnified image of baby powder particle using a Scanning Electron Microscope.
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Scientific Image - SEM Image of Polyethylene Plastic

Magnified image of polyethylene using a Scanning Electron Microscope.
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Scientific Image - Light Microscope Image of Polyethylene Plastic

Magnified image of polyethylene using a Light Microscope.
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Scientific Image - AFM Image of Polyethylene Plastic (false color)

Magnified image of polyethylene using an Atomic Force Microscope.
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