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Calcium Hydroxide Crystals on a Grain of Sand

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Created 9/10/2002

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.


  • Anne Abell , Department of Architecture, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
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