Check out a recent image of an explosive crystalline material taken by Nalas Chemist Sarah Rothstein using our polarized light microscope (PLM). Sarah saw a sunrise over a snow-capped mountain range. What do you see?
Our Solid State Chemistry lab has been conducting a high level of research and development towards screening and isolating energetic-energetic cocrystals for the US Army. While we follow a science-based approach to our screening efforts, often the result can be a beautiful crystal, and its beauty magnified with the help of our microscope. Here is proof that sometimes science is most definitely an art!