BACG 'Crystals in Art' Competition
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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. |
Competition closed on 15 July 2020 and is no longer open to new entries.
First prize: £150 & certificate
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General voting closed 22 July midnight and our three winners will be selected by a final vote by our judging panel.