Thursday, August 23, 2012

Chris Supranowitz

Images of vinyl record grooves taken with an electron microscope by Chris Supranowitz.

Chris Supranowitz is a researcher at The Insitute of Optics at the University of Rochester. Along with a number of other spectacular studies (such as quantum optics, trapping of atoms, dark states and entanglement), Chris has decided to look at the relatively boring grooves of a vinyl record using the institute’s electron microscope.

Here is a shot of a number of record grooves (the dark bits are the top of the grooves, i.e. the uncut vinyl):


Here’s the grooves closer up – the little bumps are dust on the record:

And here’s a single groove even closer still, magnified 1000 times:

More at: The Insitute of Optics

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