This piece of work is amazing because it is not what it seems to be, most people at first glance assume this is a flower but it actually is a picture of an electrically conductive molecule captured with a scanning electron microscope. With the help of image processing, it is manipulated into looking at a flower that has a black and white stem with a colorful top. The difference in color emphasizes how beautiful the molecule is and how nature like it appears to be. This picture won first place in the Materials Research Society’s “Science as Art“, it was captured by Jessica Wang, a Ph.D. candidate from UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. An electron microscope is a machine that shoots a beam of electrons at a surface that reflects to form an image.
Citation: Wang, J. (2015). Tetraaniline in Full Bloom [Copyright 2015 by the Kaner Lab. All rights reserved. UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry]. Retrieved August 30, 2020, from https://newsroom.ucla.edu/file?fid=52f4f885299b50586e001982