Oxford Instruments NanoAnalysis Scientific Image Award Recognises Outstanding Images
Researchers from UK and Brazil are acknowledged for their work with Oxford Instrument Detectors.
The Oxford Instruments NanoAnaylsis Scientific Image Prize 2023 will be presented to scientists from UK and Brazil for their work. The award recognises the exceptional, cutting-edge images acquired with Oxford Instruments EBSD, EDS, WDS Detectors.
Images were received from countries around the world, including Taiwan, South Korea, Brazil, UK, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Sweden and Ireland. They were collected on a range of Oxford Instruments detectors including Nordlys, Symmetry, Ultim Max, x-max and Xplore detectors.
First Prize was awarded to James Gott from the Warwick Manufacturing Group Warwick University, UK for his Li-Ion battery anode water lily image.
Second Prize went to Maria Balart from the Warwick Manufacturing Group Warwick University, UK for her fluorine and silica particles on top of carbon substrate image.
Third Prize went to Sheila Schuindt do Carmo from Labpemol – UFRN, Brazil for her granulite aluminous magmatic image.
“The judges were very impressed by the winning image, Li-Ion battery anode water lily " said Dr Matt Hiscock, Head of Product Science at Oxford Instruments and chief judge. "The image was awarded first prize due to the novel use of deposited platinum on an already aesthetically pleasing sample to create a lily which is then picked out in the map acquired with an Oxford Instruments EDS detector. The fact that the sample is from a critical area of research - batteries - further increased the judges' appreciation of the image."
First Prize James Gott from the Warwick Manufacturing Group Warwick University, UK for his Li-Ion battery anode water lily image.
An EDS layered map image of an oxide growth protruding from the surface of a cycled battery carbon graphite anode cross-section, acquired using an Oxford Instruments X-MaxN 150 EDS detector. The cross-section of the cycled graphite anode was prepared using Ar broad-beam ion milling with the carbon graphite folds visible in the C map. The oxide flower-shaped protrusion on the cross-section surface grows from residual electrolyte content inside the anode, and coats the edges of the graphite particles, highlighting the graphite folds. A Pt deposition was added to provide the water lily with a stigma.
Second Prize Maria Balart from the Warwick Manufacturing Group Warwick University, UK for her fluorine and silica particles on top of carbon substrate image.
Fluorine (yellow) and silica particles (red) on top of carbon substrate (blue). The three primary colours are mixed together in the EDS layered image to produce secondary colours. The image was acquired using an Oxford Instruments X-MaxN detector.
Third Prize Sheila Schuindt do Carmo from Labpemol – UFRN, Brazil for her granulite aluminous magmatic image.
A map from a whole thin section of a residual part of a granulite aluminous migmatic. The image was acquired using an Oxford Instruments Ultim Max detector.
The Oxford Instruments NanoAnalysis Image Award 2024 will be open for submissions in November 2024
The Oxford Instrument Awards jury looks forward to receiving many exceptional submissions for the Oxford Instruments Image Award 2024. Images will be eligible if acquired with Oxford Instruments BEX, EBSD, EDS, WDS detectors.