Liquid Crystals
Some of my liquid crystal photography, taken in Oxford during my PhD. Please also see benliquidcrystal.blogspot.jp/ 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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