For each of the three dyes injected into the NIST microfluidic palette, an independent gradient forms that remains constant as long as flow into the system does not change. Overlapping the three gradients results in a blend of dye concentrations, but the combination of colors in any single location is distinctly different from all others location.
This could almost be a abstract watercolour.
The american National Institute for Standards and Technology have made a gallery of scientific studies entitled ‘Science as Art’. Its a bit hit and miss, but this is quite beatiful.
The colorized micrograph above is a scanning electron micrograph of tin spheres. The micrograph was obtained using a system developed by NIST and two industrial partners that substantially increases the detail provided in SEM images.
NIST scientists are able to control where and how these zinc oxide nanowires (colorized images) are grown. New techniques for making nanowires developed by researchers at NIST could lead to novel ways to mass produce tiny electronic components.