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2016 Scientific Images Contest Winners

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Honorable Mention | This is a photograph taken through a microscope, but it hasn't been colored in Photoshop. The microscopic crystal shown contains titanium oxide nanoparticles. The varying concentrations of titanium oxide embedded in different areas of the crystal change the way it reflects light, resulting in the myriad of colors you see here. Titanium oxide is used in all sorts of everyday items from sunscreen to marshmallows. Researchers like James Hedrick create these polymer crystals to develop and study new specialized materials which can be used in 3D printing.

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Image
Keyword
Titanium oxide
Nanoparticles
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All rights reserved
Creator
Hedrick, James Lupton
Contributor
Mirkin, Chad A
Abstract
This image originally appeared as part of Northwestern's Scientific Images Contest. The contest and subsequent exhibitions are organized by Science in Society, the university's research center for science education and public engagement. Further information and opportunities to participate are available on their website. Prints and canvas editions of these Northwestern research images can also be purchased online (with the small net profit going to science education and outreach programming in the Chicago area).
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Science in Society
DigitalHub. Galter Health Sciences Library
Date Created
2016
Subject: MESH
Nanoparticles
Polymers
Subject: LCSH
Titanium dioxide
Page number
8
DOI
10.18131/G34G8X
ARK
ark:/c8131/g34g8x

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