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A Beautiful Crystal Birth: Time-lapse Video Shows Metallic Crystals Forming

So fascinating to watch!

Italian chemistry student Emanuele Fornasier has spent the last few months documenting the formation of crystals and the result is simply stunning.

Crystal Birth, a time-lapse of some 18 examples of electrocrystallization, where an electric current is run through a chemical solution, causing metal deposits to form over a period of several hours or days.

‘This video is the beginning of a long-term chemistry project involving metal crystals.The process is carried out very slowly by an electric current: layer by layer the crystal is born.’ explains Fornasier.

You can see more of his chemistry and timelapse work on his website.

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