This Is What Water Drying Looks Like Under a Microscope
When a water droplet is in the process of drying, this is what it looks like. The image above is a micrograph (an image taken through a microscope) taken by Devin Brown, a researcher at Georgia Tech, of a water drop that accidentally fell onto a silicon chip in the lab. Brown—who was using an electron beam to make microscopic patterns on the chip—snapped the photo at 10x magnification. The image, titled "Blue Sun Flower," took the grand prize in the 2013 Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication micrograph contest.