These images were taken on
microscopes in the BioLab of the Ars Electronica Center in Linz Austria. http://www.aec.at . Copyright belongs to Birgit Hartinger, the Ars Electronica Center and Volcanocafe.
This is a project by Volcanocafe to provide a gallery with SEM ( and other microscopic) images.
If you want to contribute, please send ash samples to:
f.t.a.o. Birgit Hartinger, Ars Electronica Center, Ars Electronica Strasse 1, 4040 Linz Austria. ( email: birgit.hartinger(at)aec.at ) Only a teaspoon full is necesarry.
There are 3 good microscopes available in the BioLab:
Phei Fenom SEM
Scanning Electron microscope
To prepare the samples, the sample needs to be dead and dry. You place a double-sided adhesive foils.( shown on the left side of the image on the peg and place the sample on top with pimcers. Get rid oft he stuff which may not be fixed with spray so not to pollute the SEM later in the process. Place the peg in the charger using the special pincers.Adjust the charger and place it in the SEM.
Hirox digital video reflected light microscope. KH770. This microscope also has a program which allows to do 3D videos. We have lenses which either display a magnicafication of 50 fold. ( This is a handheld device and was not used for the ash images.) We also have lenses where you can continuously variable the magnification from 100 to 800 fold.
Zeiss transmitted light microscope. Zeiss Axioscope A1. The microscope has lenses which allow a magnification of 100, 200, 400 and 1000 fold. It also has an extra channel using ultraviolett light.
|Kilauea / Rope Lava|
|Mount Hood / Andesit|
|Newberry / Obsidian|
|Novarupta / Pumice|
All images are available in larger sizes and without the Copyright. If someone wants to use them, please drop an email, asking permission to Spica308(at)gmail.com or birgit.hartinger(at)aec.at. I will get back to you and if you do not wish to make money with my images, there should not be a problem. Whenever the images are used the credits are mandatory. ( Birgit Hartinger, Ars Electronica and Volcanocafe )
If you have an ash sample which i may check… please send it to Birgit Hartinger at Ars Electronica Center Ars Electronicastrasse 1 4040 Linz Austria.