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Maarten Leeuwenhoek Wins 1st LION Image Award

During the month September, LION organized its first Image Award. The organization is delighted with the many beautiful contributions. A big thanks to all who have worked hard on sending in their image! The judges had a though time deciding between some amazing pieces of art. In the end, they unanimously selected a well-deserved top 3. Congratulations to all!


Maarten Leeuwenhoek

Still life of diffraction patterns created by KOH etched square holes in Gold on Silicon Nitride. Image taken by an optical microscope with black and white sensor. Kandinsky would be proud!

Runner up

Group Oosterkamp

Shown in this figure is a very small magnetic particle, 300 times smaller than a millimeter, glued on a very tiny needle, the cantilever. We use this magnetic particle on the cantilever in our nano-MRI microscope, where the magnet replaces the extremely big magnet in conventional hospital-MRI's. Working 273 degrees below Celcius, close to absolute zero, our goal is to measure the force of a single nuclear spin using this magnetic cantilever. Currently, we are working on making this magnetic particle even smaller.

Third Place

Merlijn van Deen

In this experiment, we blow a large number of small bubbles and pack them together using a glass plate on the top and four wipers on the sides. We use these wipers to deform the system from the edges, and we track how the bubbles in the middle of the system respond to this. This allows us to understand what happens on a microscopic scale in a wide range of systems, such as a pile of sand, shaving foam or emulsions such as mayonnaise.

The winner Maarten Leeuwenhoek will receive his prize during a short ceremony at the start of the Ehrenfest Colloquium on November 4th.
Publ. 21-10-2015 12:17
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