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Capture and scanning electron microscopy of individual snow crystals

Wolff, Eric W.; Reid, A. P.. 1994 Capture and scanning electron microscopy of individual snow crystals. Journal of Glaciology, 40 (134). 195-197. 10.1017/S0022143000003981

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Abstract/Summary

A snow crystal has been successfully collected on to a scanning electron microscope (SEM) stub in central Greenland. It was preserved at liquid-nitrogen temperature for 5 months, prior to examination in the SEM. This is believed to be the first time a snow crystal has been observed directly in the SEM and offers some new experimental methods for understanding crystals and their chemistry.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1017/S0022143000003981
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Pre 2000 programme
ISSN: 0022-1430
Date made live: 10 Aug 2017 10:30 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/517547

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