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Category: Microscope Art

<span style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">At a microscopic level, incredible detail is unlocked from within all sorts of chemicals (either everyday or uncommon). This detail can be in the form of shapes and/or patterns, but can also be as a result of differing optical properties (e.g. refractive index). In the case of differing optical properties, with a few microscopic tools (e.g. polarizing filters) these chemicals can often result in an explosion of color.</span><span style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">We will progressively be adding new Microscope Art (from Sodium thiosulfate through to heavy metals), so why not follow the blog to keep up to date on some of the cool chemicals and what they look like under the microscope.</span>
November 26, 2016

Rhenium by Polarized Light Microscopy

Rhenium is one of the rarest elements in the earths crust, and has one of the highest boiling points at an estimated 5873K. Ever...

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November 12, 2016

Bromine by Polarized Light Microscopy

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

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November 5, 2016

Holmium (Metal) by Polarized Light Microscopy

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

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October 15, 2016

Under the Microscope: Aspirin

Take a peek at Aspirin under the microscope, but this time by dark field microscopy.

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October 8, 2016

Asprin by Polarized Light Microscopy

Take a peek at Aspirin under the microscope, fairly incredible!

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September 27, 2016

Resorcinol by Polarized Light Microscopy

Resorcinol is a benzenediol used in some chemical and medical fields; Have a peek at it under the microscope.

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