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Pretty surface crystals.
An example of the element Tellurium

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Tellurium Pretty surface crystals
Pretty surface crystals.
Description supplied by the source:
This is what happens when pure tellurium is melted homogeneously and allowed to solidify in a vacuum-fairly unbelievable crystals. This piece was broken off of a different disc in order to get some insight into the internal structure-surprisingly, you can see that the top crystalline surface is basically analogous to frosting on a cake-it looks completely separate from the main melted body. Beautiful crystals though, like ice on a window.
Source: Ethan Currens
Contributor: Ethan Currens
Acquired: 30 April, 2008
Text Updated: 2 May, 2008
Price: Anonymous
Size: 2"
Purity: 99.99%
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