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Atoms, Crystals And Diffraction - Probing The Structures Of Materials

Highfield Campus

Building: B40

Age suitable for: 5+


Explore the atomically small world of crystallography!

At our stand you can:
- See how crystals form and paint your name with salt crystals
- Grow a crystal garden in a vial
- Join our competition to win your very own crystal growing kit
- Experience a range of gemstones and minerals and find out how their structures change their colours and properties
- Make your own unit cells and see how they fit together to make bigger structures
- Discover how scientists use X-rays to 'see' molecules and atoms