Microscopic Crystal Flowers

May 24, 2013 | in Photography

The scientist and researcher from Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Wim L. Noorduin creates incredible flower simulations on the micro-level. More precisely, he grows them using chemical reactions.

To create these flowers, the PhD is using barium chloride, sodium silicate and plain water, in which he adds the mentioned above salts. The result of this reaction take a very original form that is very reminiscent of flowers. The author says that in surrounding us nature, we see a lot of complex shapes and structures, and he would like to show some of the complexity of the microscopic world. The photos were taken with a digital microscope.

Microscopic Crystal Flowers

Microscopic Crystal Flowers

Microscopic Crystal Flowers

Microscopic Crystal Flowers

Microscopic Crystal Flowers
Photo by Wim L. Noorduin

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