Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Ytterbium nitrate



A sample of Ytterbium(III) nitrate (Yb(NO3)3) under the microcope and in polarized light. 

Ytterbium nitrate

Ytterbium nitrate (Magnification 80 x)

Ytterbium

Ytterbium nitrate (Magnification 80 x)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Tartrate from red wine



These crystals are tartrate formed in red wine (it was a very tasty Shiraz from Southern Africa).

Tartrate red wine

Tartrate (Magnification 120 x)



Tartrate microscope

Tartrate (Magnification 120 x)

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