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Title: The Many Facets of Snowflakes: A Close Look at the Genesis of Pattern and Form

Our understanding of the dynamics of growing crystals is remarkably primitive, and it is generally not possible to explain why even ordinary crystals develop their characteristic shapes. A case in poimore »nt is the snow crystal (a.k.a. snowflake), which grows into a puzzling variety of unusual morphologies under different conditions. Although snow crystals result from a simple phase transition, some basic aspects of their growth have remained unexplained - even at a qualitative level - for over 75 years. Come to this talk and see snowflakes like you've never seen them before, find out how to grow electric ice needles in the lab, and learn what this all means for the fundamental physics of crystal growth and pattern formation.« less
Title: The Many Facets of Snowflakes: A Close Look at the Genesis of Pattern and Form
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Publication Date: 2007-11-12
OSTI Identifier: 987425
Other Number(s): Other: The Many Facets of Snowflakes A Close Look at the Genesis of Pattern and Form
Resource Type: Multimedia
Specific Type: Multimedia Presentation
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Publisher: Science Videos from the SLAC Colloquium Series
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:58:17
System Entry Date: 2016-01-28