Quartz

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    A quartz crystal etched in hydrofluoric acid (DANGER! don't try this at home!) and photographed with differential interference contract (DIC) microscopy.

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    1. Reciprocity 103 months ago | reply

      That's a nice photo. What film and microscope! Fracture surface or polished?It should be in the Fractal Group Pool.

    2. dallsoppuk 103 months ago | reply

      From memory, it's standard colour print film in a fairly standard Leitz optical microscope fitted with the DIC module, which generates the colours. DIC is normally used for imaging almost-transparent biological specimens so you can actually see something!

      It's a polished surface - but aligned with a specific crystal plane (111).

      Good idea - added to two of the fractal groups.

    3. Typhanie 103 months ago | reply

      Fun with chemistry... and a beautiful picture.

    4. LJWDevon 100 months ago | reply

      An amazing effect! Gorgeous colours...

    5. 0olong 100 months ago | reply

      That is beautiful.

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