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Electron Optics

Scanning Electron Microscopy

This project is part of Gas Labs.  These are photographs taken using a scanning electron microscope.  This device can magnify up to 300,000 times.  It uses electrons instead of light to capture an image.  The lens is a tunnel of magnets which bend the electrons the same way that glass does in a camera lens, kind of, it's more complicated than that but that's the general idea.

 * Thanks to George Kretschmann at the U of T Geology SEM lab for his much needed assistance.

The tip of the G in the Gas logo on the printing press plate seen above

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Side by side Mohawk Superfine uncoated and Utopia gloss coated printing stocks
Aluminum flake pigment used in metallic ink

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