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Rhenium is one of the rarest elements in the earths crust, and has one of the highest boiling points at an estimated 5873K. Ever wonder what it looks like under the microscope?

Polarized light microscopy brings out incredible colors in chemicals. Have a look at Bromine under the microscope.

Holmium (a metal) looks fairly interesting by polarized light microscopy.

Polarized light Microscopy typically requires optically active materials to make the best images, follow some of the experiments I have been conducting to determine the optical activity of a range of materials.