This image — “Magnetostatic Spawn” by Aleks Labuda from Santa Barbara, California — depicts ferromagnetic particles suspended in a fluid and manipulated by two rare-earth disc magnets. It placed 3rd in NanoArtography, an international scientific image competition that celebrates the surprising beauty of nanoscale materials. The contest was organized by Babak Anasori, a research assistant professor in the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Number of submissions to the Nano-Artography contest this year. In its first year, the contest received 100 submissions from around the world.
Top prize amount. Second place prize is $300 and third place is $100.