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Latest Winner of ProImage AFM Competition Announced

Published on January 7, 2011 at 1:43 AM

In November NT-MDT Co. received 66 interesting scans from all over the world! And according to the open on-line voting the November winnerwas Mr. Sergey Kitan with the AFM-image "Lady spirit".

Sergey Kitan graduated from the physicotechnical faculty of Far Eastern National University in 2003 specializing in "Microelectronics and semiconductors".

Now Sergey researches atomic processes of metal-semiconductor nanostructures based on metals, silicides and Si. His scientific interests are oriented to the research of electronic, optical and morphological characteristics of transition metals on Si thin-film nanophases by spectroscopy and SPM methods. The laboratory of the University equipped with NTEGRA Spectra and SOLVER P47.

The top-10 best AFM-scans for November are presented below:

1 Mr. Sergey Kitan with the scan «Lady spirit»

Organization: The Institute of Automation and Control Processes, Russia
Scan size: 10x10 um
Probes used: NSG10
2 Dr. Konstantin Bulakh with the scan «Under water»

Organization:
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technologies, Russia
Scan size: 20x20 um
Probes used: DCP11
3 Ms. Clare Harvey with the scan «Unexpected Snow»

Organization:
Utrecht University, Holland
Scan size: 20x20 um
Probes used: VIT_P
4 Ms. Iuliana Stoica with the scan «Polyazomethine nanoparticles»

Organization:
"Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Romania
Scan size: 2x2 um
Probes used: NSG10
5 Dr. Yun Gao and Jingbi You with the scan «Sea Flower»

Organization:
Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Scan size: 2x2 um
Probes used: NSG11
6 Ms. Alexandra Sertsova with the scan «Nanofibers»

Organization:
Moscow State Textile University 'A.N. Kosygin', Russia
Scan size: 13x13 um
Probes used: NSG10

 
7 Ms. Liliana Laura Badita with the scan «Romanian Carpathians»

Organization:
National Institute of Research and Development in Mechatronics and Measurement Technique, Romania
Scan size: 1x1 um
Probes used: NSG11
8 Mr. Sergey Kitan with the scan «Entropy»

Organization:
The Institute of Automation and Control Processes, Russia
Scan size: 1x1 um
Probes used: NSG10

 
9 Dr. Konstantin Bulakh with the scan «Snowflake»

Organization:
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technologies
Scan size: 12x7.5 um
Probes used: DCP11
10 Mr. Alexey Kirillov with the scan «Starry sky»

Organization:
Far Eastern Federal University, Russia
Scan size: 9x9 um
Probes used: NSG10/Pt NSG03

As a result NT-MDT Co. has compiled the TOP-40 best SPM-images. The final TOP-40 will be judged by an international Jury. All the scans will be judged on the basis of scientific quality, originality, imagination, visual impact and will be estimated using a five-grade scale.

The authors of the best images selected by the Jury will receive the prizes as follows:

  • First prize - USD 2500
  • Second prize- USD 1500
  • Third prize - USD 1000
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