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Microscope pictures - photomicrographs

  1. Jun 13, 2010 #1

    ~christina~

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    These are some pictures I have taken through the microscope. All of the pictures are of recrystalized ascorbic acid except for the last two. The last two are of NH4 with perchloric acid (clear crystals) and chloroplatinic acid (yellow) respectively.

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  3. Jun 13, 2010 #2

    lisab

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    Wow, those are really cool!
     
  4. Jun 13, 2010 #3

    ~christina~

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    Thanks lisab :smile:
     
  5. Jun 13, 2010 #4

    Borek

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    Nice ones, polarized light makes wonders.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2010 #5

    ~christina~

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    I wholeheartedly agree, Borek. Thanks
     
  7. Jun 13, 2010 #6
    Excellent .They would look great hanging on the walls of an art gallery.
    :approve:
     
  8. Jun 13, 2010 #7

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    Funny thing, many years ago I was playing with computer graphic effect called plasma - there many variants, some of them very similar to some of the pictures.
     
  9. Jun 15, 2010 #8

    ~christina~

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    thanks Dadface :smile:

    Really? It sounds colourful :biggrin:

    P.S. I think I've caught your condition for seeing faces in random places. I see odd faces in the first picture on the bottom (yellow one). Maybe it's just me? lol :rolleyes:
     
  10. Jun 15, 2010 #9

    Borek

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    You mean it is contagious?
     
  11. Jun 15, 2010 #10

    ~christina~

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    :bugeye: It must be!
     
  12. Jun 15, 2010 #11

    lisab

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    I see hungry baby birds, with their mouths wide open :eek:.
     
  13. Jun 15, 2010 #12

    Evo

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    I said it in chat, and I'll say it again. Those are awesome christina!!! You have a great eye.
     
  14. Jun 16, 2010 #13

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    Excellent! I love cross polarisation. I used petrological microscopes a lot a few years ago and rocks look very very pretty massively magnified. I wish we'd had a decent microscope camera and I wish I'd had chance to use the one we had more often.

    Here's some of the rock I'd studied for my dissertation:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/the-matt/tags/dinantian/
     
  15. Jun 17, 2010 #14

    ~christina~

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    :bugeye: I see oddly grinning faces.
    Thanks again, Evo! :biggrin:
    Thanks matthhyaouw!

    Very interesting photos. Is that microscope, which you call a 'petrolological microscope,' a polarized light microscope? It looks exactly like the microscope I used (Olympus BH-2 PLM).

    BTW I love your photos on Flickr!
     
  16. Jun 17, 2010 #15

    Borek

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    lolol
     
  17. Jun 17, 2010 #16

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  18. Jun 17, 2010 #17

    ~christina~

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    Petrological :redface:

    I had to look at various minerals in the lab under polarized light. (i.e. hornblende, gypsum, calcite, etc.) I liked the ones that weren't isotropic. :rofl:
     
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  19. Jun 25, 2010 #18
    I envy you, Christina.

    Very cool.
     
  20. Jun 26, 2010 #19

    ~christina~

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    Hehe, thanks Ms Music :smile:
     
  21. Jun 28, 2010 #20

    drizzle

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    Cool ~christina~, nice pics.
     
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