Our university has a Phenom scanning electron microscope. I was recently trained on how to use it and so I took some time after being trained to play around and learn more about the instrument. Below are some of the pictures that I took. See if you can guess at what they are before reading the labels.
It is a booger.
These are diatoms on the shell of a crab's claw.
This is earwax.
These three are a piece of woven cotton fabric.
These are of one of my fingernail clippings.
A Kim-wipe and a piece of notebook paper.
Gold wire contacting microelectronic pad.
The leg of a pillbug.
A pin head.
This is some of my blood. I poked myself with the pin from the previous pictures and looked at it. I think the regular cracking circles might be red blood cells.
Cotton from a Q-tip.
Some broken wood from the shaft of the Q-tip.
If there is anything that you would like to see under the SEM let me know and I'll see what I can do.