Liquid Crystals
Some of my liquid crystal photography, taken in Oxford during my PhD. Please also see for deep field zoom images of the super high resolution composite photographs here, and more information.

These photographs were taken using polarizing optical microscopy and the scale is between half a millimetre and a few millimetres across in most cases. Some of the images have been stitched together from multiple photographs using computer software (Microsoft ICE), and therefore have a much larger scale.

The images show liquid crystals of a variety of types. In some cases, the images were taken simply as part of research I was undertaking at the time, however most images have been taken after engineering a liquid crystal and the conditions of the liquid crystal in order to produce a desired aesthetic.
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