Wednesday, May 10, 2017

How do snowflakes form? Chemist sees ice crystal formation in new light

New research by chemist has shed new light on ice crystal formation by combining an electron backscatter with a large single crystal ice model. Scientists discovered that an ice crystal's flat sides are formed by a hexagon that is larger and consists of a central water molecule surrounded by six others in the same layer.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily

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