A scary look at niobium

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This was originally a black-and-white image of a single crystal sphere of niobium as viewed by an electron microscope at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the 1980s. The color was added to make it really, really interesting and just a little bit scary.  (Department of Energy archives)

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