The Micro – Sunflower Blossom

The Micro - Sunflower Blossom

Galit Atiya and Wayne D. Kaplan, Department of Matetials Science and Engineering, Technion, Haifa

This image shows typical sunflower (Pt-silicide particle) which was formed during solid-state dewetting. The annealing of the sample was performed under flowing 99.9999% pure Ar+7%H2 at 1300˚C for 7 hours, with the presence of undesired Si contamination.
The image was acquired using high resolution scanning electron microscope using secondary in-lens detector.

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