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SPIN

 

Spin, 1998

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Stephan Meyers, Janine Fron, Fernando Orellana, Nichole Maury and Eric Ravenstein

Nancy Johnston, Kevin Campbell, and Eileen Smith, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/NERSC

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Duratrans, Kodalth, Plexiglas

30 x 40 inches

Lattice Gauge Theory

Lattice Gauge Theory, 1998

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Stephan Meyers and Janine Fron

Wes Bethel, Kevin Campbell, Nancy Johnston, Steve Lau and Terry Ligocki, LBNL/NERSC

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalth, Plexiglas

30 x 30 inches

 

Shock Wave Physics

Shock Wave Physics

Shock Wave Physics, 1996

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Stephan Meyers and Janine Fron

Wes Bethel, Kevin Campbell, Nancy Johnston, Steve Lau and Terry Ligocki, LBNL/NERSC

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalth, Plexiglas

30 x 30 inches

 

Petroleum Reservoir Engineering

 

Petroleum Reservoir Engineering, 1996

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Stephan Meyers and Janine Fron

Wes Bethel, Kevin Campbell, Nancy Johnston, Steve Lau and Terry Ligocki, LBNL/NERSC

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalth, Plexiglas

30 x 30 inches

Buckyball ii

Buckminsterfullerine, or C60, also called the "Buckyball", is one of the three forms of elemental carbon. The other two are diamond and graphite. It was recently isolated for the first time in 1990. Considerable amounts of research have gone into determining exactly what sort of things it can be used for, such as lubricants and super-conductors

Buckyball, 1991

Ellen Sandor & (art)n:  Stephan Meyers, Janine Fron, and Craig Ahmer

Joel M. Hawkins and Stefan Loren, University of California at Berkeley

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalth, Plexiglas

24 x 20 inches

Image of Buckminster Fuller, courtesy, Buckminster Fuller Institute, Los Angeles. ©1991

 

Iron Sulfur ClusteR

Iron Sulfur Cluster, 1990 

Ellen Sandor & (art)n:  Stephan Meyers and Craig Ahmer

David Goodsell and Arthur Olson, The Scripps Research Institute
 

PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalith, Plexiglas

24 x 20 inches

Benzene Passing Through a Faujasite Ring

Faujasite is a very porous rock, of a type called a "zeolite." It is used like a seive for processing a chemical found in oil called benzene. The benzene is the small ring; the large ring is faujasite. The "aura" around each ring is the density of electrons around it, sort of like a gas. Notice that the aura around the benzene does not touch the aura around the faujasite. This proves that the faujasite does not hurt the benzene during processing.

Benzene Passing Through a Faujasite Ring, 1990

Ellen Sandor & (art)n:  Stephan Meyers and Craig Ahmer

Aileen Alvarado-Swaisgood, Keith Baumruck, Don Hopkins, Christopher Marshall, April Swanson and Don Washecheck, Amoco CorporationMike Krogh and Jeffrey Thingvold, NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalith, Plexiglas

24 x 20 inches

 
 

Chromium Chloride Density Difference Contours

We are usually taught that an electron is like a small ball, or like a tiny planet orbiting the nucleus of an atom. However, today's chemists and physicists often consider the electrons around an atom to be something like a gas, or the atmosphere around a planet. When two atoms get near one another, they begin to share electrons, so that this gas flows from one atom to another. In this image, an atom of chromium (Cr) is meeting an atom of Chlorine (Cl), forming the molecule Chromium Chloride (CrCl+).

At each point around the forming molecule, electrons are either leaving (red), arriving (blue), or staying the same (green). The colored surfaces contour are "isosurfaces," much like the isobars on a weather map.

Chromium Chloride Density Difference Contours, 1990

Ellen Sandor & (art)n:  Stephan Meyers and Craig Ahmer

Aileen Alvarado-Swaisgood, Keith Baumruck, and Don Washecheck, Amoco Corporation
Jeffrey Tilson and James Harrison, Michigan State University, Mike Krogh and Jeffrey Thingvold, NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalith, Plexiglas

24 x 20 inches

 

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