Name: Tyler Holm
Title: A Late Spring in March
Dept.: Mechanical & Materials
E-mail: [email protected]
When science meets art, crystal growth could lead to "blooming flowers in snow". This is a
scanning electronic microscopic image showing crystal structures of a mixture of two aromatic
compounds. The crystal growth is induced by controlled solvent evaporation under the
protection of nitrogen gas. Two organic ingredients follow very different growth patterns, with
one forming large flower petals and the other one favoring the "snow flake" morphology.