At the Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory (CHANL), researchers use electron microscopes and other powerful imaging tools to do science—which sometimes also turns out to be art. Some of these images are of nanoscale devices with many uses; others are simply beautiful. Others use scientific equipment outside the lab to gain a new view of the world around us.
Each year, a competition at CHANL gathers images by scientists.
Click here to see a complete online gallery of the 2014 entries.