Lime Crystals

Sometimes it’s worth taking a close-up: Although a layer of lime in a saucepan is really annoying – the growing lime crystals look really beautiful in a SEM!

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Magnification: 1250 foldImage width: 215 µm

Tilia Pollen

Lime tree pollen in relief representation.

Imaging technique: scanning electron microscopy (SEM), 7000x.Pollen diameter: 33 µm.

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Cat Hair

Cat hair in the scanning electron microscope: very thin, rough cuticula…and a lot of dirt!

SEM magnification: 2500fold


Spaghetti under the microscope: the densely packed individual starch grains are clearly visible. Scanning electron microscope image at 1200x magnification.


Damaged fibers of roasted pork. The images were taken at 8°C in a scanning electron microscope.

Magnification: 500-fold.

Amaryllis – Pollen

Two Amaryllis pollen in the scanning electron microscopeMagnification: 2000x