Many thanks to all the entrants in this year's Chemistry Department photo competition. We received a wide array of excellent images, and after careful deliberation we're pleased to announce the winners below. Congratulations!
This dramatic series of photos shows the reaction of nitric acid with metallic copper wire.
Anna Drummond Young
I took this photo after running an experiment on a microfluidic chip I made. The chip comprises 14 channels containing nanopores connecting side reservoirs to the main one and is key to my research. The array of channels on the chip reminded me of the flowers on the tree with blossom outside the window.
This photo taken in the Chemistry Teaching Laboratory demonstrates the solvatochromism effect.
The below entries were also highly rated by the judges.
It is a droplet interface bilayer experiment taken in LG7 on 20th Nov 2022. Each droplet pair has different chemical components, and we want to see which condition maximizes the bilayer area. When the bilayer is formed, the shiny white interface disappears like the right bottom corner one shows.
A poetic portrayal of washing up.
This shows a series of samples dissolving in a sonicator. We only had a small amount of time on the instrument and I thought they all looked cute together in their little bath.
Shows a range of colours created using natural indicators and solutions of different pH- as prep for the chemistry Indicator Art activity delivered at the Botanical Gardens.