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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?
  1. Can this technology be used to further observe small cellular organisms?
  2. How else can this technique be used?

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