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Mind-Blowing Video Reveals The Formation of Salt Crystals From Individual Atoms – ScienceAlert

The formation of crystals is one of the most commonplace processes you can probably think of. Every time you freeze water into ice cubes, for instance, you’re creating…

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The formation of crystals is one of the most commonplace processes you can probably think of. Every time you freeze water into ice cubes, for instance, you’re creating crystalline structures. There’s even a fun experiment you can do to grow salt crystals with nothing more than table salt and water.
But on the atomic level, we have a poor understanding of how crystals form, particularly nucleation  the very first step in the crystallisation process. That’s partially because it’s a dynamic process…

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