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AFM Image Contest 2017

Dear Friends,

NT-MDT Spectrum Instruments is delighted to announce AFM Image Contest 2017!

We would like to invite you to take part in our contest, share your beautiful results within the community and get valuable prizes!

First Prize:          Exclusive set* of 50 AFM Probes compiled according to your needs. Winner image will also be promoted on the upcoming International Exhibition “The fascination of NanoWorld being held on 2nd – 16th of December in Venice.

Second Prize:    Exclusive set* of 30 AFM Probes compiled according to your needs

Third Prize:        Exclusive set* of 15 AFM Probes compiled according to your needs

All participants will receive a personal 10% discount** to use for purchases on our online AFM Probes Shop

The Chosen images will also be used in the NT-MDT Spectrum Instruments Calendar 2019!

If you would like to take part in this Contest please follow these simple steps:

  1. Follow us on Facebook:
  2. Upload your AFM image in your profile promoting it with the following hashtags: #NTMDT & #NTMDTContest2017
  3. Provide an image description:
    1. Name – how would you name your image?
    2. Image size – if not specified on scales
    3. Mode – mode the image was captured
    4. Sample courtesy – name of person or institution which provided you with the sample (in case the sample wasn’t prepared by you)
    5. Probe type – probe type used to capture the image
    6. Any additional information: scientific value of the image, reference to papers, etc. Anything you consider to be important.
  4. Send an e-mail with “AFM Image Contest 2017” in the subject field to Provide the following following information:
    1. Your name
    2. Your position
    3. Institution name
    4. Your AFM model
    5. Link to your personal Facebook account
  5. Collect Likes, surf through other works using #NTMDTContest2017 hashtag and wait for results!

Winners will be determined on November, the 17th 2017 at 1pm BST according the number of Emotions (“Likes”, “Hearts”, “Haha-s” and even “Angries”) collected under the original post.

Rules & Regulations:

  • Number of images submitted to the contest is unlimited. Each image should be presented in separate post accompanied with corresponding hashtags.
  • All images should be acquired with the use of NT-MDT equipment.
  • The submitter must be involved in the generation of the image and must obtain permission for its use in this contest from any colleagues who participated in its generation.
  • NT-MDT Spectrum Instruments reserves the right to use any submitted image for promotional purposes (with credit to author).
  • Submitter agrees to provide NT-MDT Spectrum Instruments data source file in *.mdt format if required.
  • Coloration and representation of image (2D/3D/2D Shading) is up to Author.
  • Contest finishes and results are calculated on November, the 17th 2017 at 1 PM BST. Information about winners will be sent via e-mail and announced via NT-MDT SI information and social media accounts.
  • This contest is in no way endorsed, supported, affiliated or administered by Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for this contests purposes. Prize pack has no cash value equivalent.

All questions regarding Contest can be addressed to mail account. Please use “Question CONTEST2017” subject.


Looking forward to your wonderful images!



* Choice of probes is limited by following models:
CSG01, CSG01/Au, FMG01/Pt, FMG01/TiN, MFM_HC, MFM_LM, NSG03/Au, NSG30/Au, HA_FM, NSA30
Each set can contain not more than 15 probes of each type
**Exclusive 10% discount is valid till 30 Dec. 2017

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