Lab Slave by Maria O'Brien - A group of freedom fighters led by Prof. Georg Duesberg has established a new Selenium Falcon furnace on the remote ice world of the second floor in CRANN, to create atomically thin semiconductors for future electronic applications, and to restore peace and justice in the galaxy.
Diamond chess by Victor Usov - This scanning electron microscope shows the flat top of a diamond single crystal needle where the chess queen and rook pieces were created. The chess board was added in the image post processing.
Bubble layers by David McAteer - Image taken using a standard DSLR digital camera of the base of a foam made using fairy liquid. Layers of bubbles can stack to form an ordered crystalline structure. Using 3D printed pyramidal shaped containers we can seed the growth of these single crystals. Bubbles can be useful tools to model atom structures.
3rd place Image Comp 2015: Bird's Nest Stadium by Xiaoyun (Lily) He - This scanning electron microscope image shows a layered structure of bulk nickel hydroxides. 2D sheets of these are of interest because of their electrochemical properties and potential applications in commercial alkaline rechargeable batteries.
place Image Comp Nano-sun by Damien Hanlon. The image is composed of SDS (sodium dodecyl sulfate) surfactant. Common soap is composed of a mixture of surfactants which in principle work similarly to the soap we use in the lab.
place Image Comp Space Invaders by Niall McEvoy - This scanning electron microscopy image shows molybdenum disulphide crystals grown on a silicon substrate. This material shows great promise for future electronics.