Nano Image Award

Nano Image Award 2021

Blindschleichenhaut Bluered Large

Fragile worm skin
Scanning electron microscopy image of the skin (horny keratin scales) of slowworm (Anguis fragilis)
Massimo Trifone and Sina Saxer
NanoLab, University of Applied Sciences and Arts (FHNW)

Nano Image Award 2020

Ta Christmasstar Recolored Withscale

Christmas Star Surface topology of a de-glaring foil, used for lighting solutions. The characterization was done with a confocal laser scanning microscope, and parts of the repeated pattern are recolored.
The image is the results of a collaboration between CSEM Center Muttenz & INKA, FHNW.
Tamara Aderneuer
SNI PhD Student Micro-Nano Optics, CSEM Muttenz

Nano Image Award 2019


Not really Nano but still very small and extremly attractive: a tiny snail from the genus Neogastropoda
Daniel Mathys, Nano Imaging Lab, Swiss Nanoscience Institute, University of Basel

Nano Image Award 2018

Tulips In Love

Tulips in love
Scanning electron microscopic image of a silicon grating. This X-ray grating was realized by using metal assisted chemical etching within the Nano Argovia Project NANOCREATE.
- Lucia Romano ETH-Zürich & Paul Scherrer Institut

Nano Image Award 2017

Schaumstoff Klein

Corinne Mattle, Student: REM-image taken during the block course at the Nano Imaging Lab.

Nano Image Award 2016


Marietta Batzer, Dominik Rohner (Physics Department, University of Basel) Winter landscape. Diamond surface after etching with a plasma (rectangular paddles can be broken out and used as samles)


Nano Image Award 2015


Elise Aeby Droplets on a microfuidic device (30 mm).

Nano Image Award 2014

VIPs Kopie-500_667

Virus-imprinted nanoparticles, Patrick Shahgaldian (FHNW), colorised by Martin Oeggerli ( It is a color SEM micrograph of our virus-imprinted nanoparticles

Nano Image Award 2010


Patrick Biro Silicon oxide micro cages for cells

Nano Image Award 2010


Jérôme Wiss Picture taken with STM at room temperature. It shows a hexagonal assembly of a porphyrin (called TV151) on Ag111. The picture has dimensions of 14.8nm*14.8nm. The pores are filled also with TV151 that is probably rotating in the pores

Internal Nanopic Award 2005