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written by Kenneth Libbrecht
The Snow Crystals site is a presentation of research on how these crystals develop their intricate patterns. The site features a history of snow-crystal research, a user's guide for photographing snowflakes and a detailed primer on the physics of why snow crystals form columns, ferns dendrites and other geometrically pleasing forms.
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General Physics
- Properties of Matter
Modern Physics
- Condensed Matter
Other Sciences
- Chemistry
- Informal Education
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
- High School
- Graduate/Professional
- Upper Undergraduate
- Collection
- Reference Material
- Audio/Visual
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crystal growth, crystal images, crystal structure
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Date Metadata Instance was created July 15, 2003 by Waylon Flinn
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August 10, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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