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Sunday, February 9, 2014

500x Magnification Microchip Surface



This is the surface of a computer microchip magnified by 500X. You can clearly see the different connections of the components of the chip, giving the photo a technological feel to it. This photo was taken using Nomarski Interference Contrast, a photography technique used in science photography that amplifies the contrast in transparent or close to transparent objects.
        Some questions tat could be made from this photo are:

  1. How much does the equipment for this kind of technique cost?
$3,000-$6,000
  1. Can this technology be used to further observe small cellular organisms?
  2. How else can this technique be used?




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