Disconcerting, yet satisfying


It’s been a long time since I have participated in a WordPress photo challenge. Guess life (and laze) got in the way.

As far as the image is concerned – I find something rather oddly satisfying about it. It is the image of a catalyst obtained by a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and as indicated in the scale, we’re dealing with something whose length is roughly about a millionth of a metre! A general rule of thumb we consider is that the greater the surface area available on a catalyst, the more effective it is in its application. Now I can’t pinpoint what exactly caused my sample to well, mutate like this – (although I have my theories 😉 ) but no one can say that this lil beauty doesn’t have surface area to work with.

They say beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, and I probably have some weird tastes!



    • Thank you. The ultimate aim of this catalyst is in cracking applications in oil and gas refineries. However, these substances tend to look a lot more normal (spherical) compared to this!

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