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>
August 9, 2016

Urea by Polarized Light Microscopy

Urea (or carbamide) displays some cool birefringence under the microscope, have a peek!

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August 4, 2016

Sulfur by Polarized Light Microscopy

Sulfur is an abundant element found in all living cells, what does it look like under the microscope?

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July 13, 2016

Caffeine by Polarized Light Microscopy

Caffeine, the popular additive in all sorts of beverages (including many of my favorites) looks stunning by polarized light microscopy!

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July 5, 2016

Benzoic Acid by Polarized Light Microscopy

Benzoic Acid is a simple aromatic carboxylic acid, with a crystalline structure that lights up in wonderful colors.

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June 30, 2016

Sodium Thiosulfate by Polarized Light Microscopy.

Sodium thiosulfate is a inorganic, white crystalline substance that displays incredible birefringence, why not have a peek?

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