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“Sync the Beauty”

Scientific Photography Competition


Science is a systematic process of making observations, developing assumptions, conducting experiments and drawing conclusions. New knowledge is generalized from investigating the secrets of nature. Scientific workers pursue the true, the good and the beautiful grounded in their sense and sensibility, which is very similar to artistic creation. Stunning visuals caught from observations and experiments never stop amazing human eyes. Through scientific photography, you will discover that science is beautiful and artistic!



The photography competition is open to NSRRC users who have a valid user card.


Terms and conditions:

  1. There are two categories in this competition: (1) Photo and (2) Video. Each entrant/team may enter one or both categories.
  2. Each team must consist of between 1 and 5 people.
  3. If a team enters both categories, the image submitted to the Photo category cannot be part of the submission to the Video category.
  4. Every competition entry must originate from a synchrotron radiation experiment or synchrotron instrument operation; a description limited to 250 words must be included
  5. By submitting your competition entry, you agree that the NSRRC may make your entry available on any media in connection with any publicity of our facilities. Do not submit anything that might violate journal’s publication policies, or contain research data with confidential information or trade secrets.
  6. The NSRRC reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.


Judging and notification:

  1. All competition entries will be displayed on the 2nd floor of the NSRRC Activity Center during the Users’ Meeting.
  2. Before entering the competition at the User’s Meeting, each entry will be reviewed by the UEC chair and the NSRRC scientist in charge to ensure that it meets the requirement of being synchrotron-related.
  3. All users who complete registration and sign-in during the Users’ Meeting will be eligible to vote for their favorite piece in each category by the scanning QR code on their badges. 
  4. The voting will end at noon on the 2nd day. The winners will be announced and given the award at the banquet.



  1. There will be one First Prize for each category, and several Selected Works. Awards will be presented at the banquet.
  2. In addition to a certificate, the winning teams for the First Prize and Selected Works will receive TWD 2000 and TWD 1000, respectively.



Team members: Ching-Yu Chiang, Chia-Hsien Lin, Shang-Jui Chiu, Ching-Shun Ku, and Wan-Zhen Hsieh

Affiliation: Materials Science Group, NSRRC


Crystallography has come of age. X-ray diffraction technique is an important method to investigate crystal structures. However, the traditional X-ray diffraction technique is considered insufficient to study crystal structures at micro- to nano- scale, which have attracted a lot of interest from scientists. The photo is a demonstration of an oxidized cooper foil probed with the new-generation synchrotron scanning type nano-focused X-ray Laue diffraction technique (TPS 21A). Along with an online scanning electron microscopy (SEM), functioning as a navigator and a monitor, this superior technique is able to study samples from a few micrometers to hundreds of nanometers, and provide good details about the crystal structure, crystal orientation, and even the residual stress and dislocation density over a very small area.