BACG 'Crystals in Art' Competition
First prize: £150 & certificate
Second prize: £100 & certificate
Third prize: £50 & certificate!
All submitted entries are displayed below.
Imaging technique used: Optical microscopy
Crystals of the amino acid glycine formed the shape of a butterfly on the edge of a 10 microlitre droplet dried on a glass slide. The crystals should have formed a ring at the edge of the droplet known as the “coffee-ring” but here a possible contamination with a fibre, appearing in the “wing” of the butterfly, seems to interrupt this phenomenon leading to the formation of a butterfly shape. |
Thank you to all our participants for sending in such fabulous entries.
Crstals in Art 2020 is now closed. The next competition will take place in 2021.