dylan, eat your heart out

August 28, 2006 at 2:59 pm | | cool results, everyday science

Dylan at tenderbutton is always posting about his beautiful crystals. But I’ve one-uped him, because I did it the lazy way and with no usable results: I made crystals of my dyes by letting the waste beaker dry in the hood. I know, that’s a lab-safety no-no, but it was a mistake. And the results were cool!

Figure 1. The crystals under room lights.

Figure 2. The crystals under UV illumination. Note the heterogeneous fluorescence, a neato result of mixing a bunch of dyes and solvents together and letting evaporation do all the work.

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  1. i like the little needleys.

    Comment by william — August 29, 2006 #

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