Category: Microphotography

September 6, 2016

Potassium Carbonate by Polarized Light Microscopy

Have a peek at Potassium Carbonate; a common buffer, drying agent and fire extinguishing medium under the microscope.

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August 29, 2016

Stearic Acid by Polarized Light Microscopy

Stearic acid, a common surfactant obtained by saponification of animal fats and oils lights up under polarized light.

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August 24, 2016

Nicatonic Acid by Polarized Light Microscopy

Nicatonic Acid, or Vitamin B3 looks interesting under the microscope and displays some birefringence.

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August 15, 2016

Salicylic Acid by Polarized Light Microscopy

Salicylic acid, a key ingredient in anti-acne products looks quite interesting under the microscope, displaying a small amount of birefringence.

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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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