Image of the Week - September 10, 2002

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Calcium Hydroxide Crystals on a Grain of Sand

Wet mode image of a lime/sand slurry, dried in the ESEM specimen chamber. On the surface of a grain of sand are thin, flat calcium hydroxide crystals, as well as smaller hexagonal crystals, also of calcium hydroxide.

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Uploaded Tue Sep 10 10:56:29 2002 by Scott Jay Robinson

Updated Tue Jan 26 22:33:03 2010 by Daniel E. Weber