Picture of the Month – Winners

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2022, June

Now accepting submissions for June contest. Deadline for submission is Monday, July 4, 2022, at midnight. Rules for submission.

2022, May

Nanomechanical membrane in a curved spacetime
Alberto Beccari, LPQM

In order realize a nanomechanical resonator with low dissipation, we patterned a regular lattice of Silicon nanopillars on a 10 nanometer-thick Silicon Nitride membrane. This fragile sample was punctured during an experiment, folding and curling under its internal stress into an interesting shape.

2022, April

Atomic Layer Deposition
Giuliano Parma, AQUA

A nano mushroom cloud at CMI. This silicon structure is the result of a passivation impurity masking effect when “falling” at the bottom of a trench during the last few Deep Reactive Ion Etching cycles. All the surface is coated with 30 nm of TiN deposited using Atomic Layer Deposition.

2022, March

Bridge over the Shinano River
Viacheslav Snigirev, LPQM

This is an Al airbridge connecting elements of Nb microwave circuitry on a 4’’ SiO2 wafer.

2022, February

True 3D fabrication
Niyazi Ulas Dinç, LO,LAPD

This micro-scale slanted volume grating shows the 3D fabrication capability by two-photon polymerization. The refractive index inside the whole volume follows the topographical changes on the boundaries.

2022, January

Aluminium Manta Ray
Reuben Puddy, Oxford Ionics

An aluminium manta ray tries to swim away having been released from it’s SiO2 moorings but for now it remains trapped on Cu columns.