Birefringent painkiller crystal

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bromodomain
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Birefringent painkiller crystal

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Crystal grown from a mixture of aspirin and paracetamol under polarized and oblique lighting.

16/0.35 Planachromat photographed on film using Zeiss Phomi III

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Post by Sumguy01 »

:smt038 Very nice.
Thanks for sharing.

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... I like it!

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Post by bromodomain »

Thanks Sumguy01 and Smokedaddy.

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Post by dragonblade »

Beautiful. And so refreshing to see a microscopic image captured on film these days. Out of curiosity, what film format did you shoot on - 35mm, medium format?

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Post by bromodomain »

Thanks for the nice comment dragonblade. The internal camera of the Zeiss Photomicroscope was designed for the 35 mm format which is what I used for this shot and the one I've attached in this post. The object here is a melt preparation of elemental sulfur mixed with testosterone propionate. The dark and red color comes from the sulfur as it starts to decompose at high temperature.

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Post by micro_pix »

That’s a very creative mixture and a nice result!

Dave

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