Gorgeous Video Shows Crystals Forming from Up Close

By Casey Chan on at

Chemistry is a pretty science, especially in macro. Just check out the stunning crystallisation process of things like potassium chromate, sodium chloride, ammonium chloride, and more.

Each one is unique and packs its own flair. You don’t know how it’s going to end up until it’s finished. The colours, the structure, the wild design, they’re all basically their own precious little snowflake.

Yan Liang, who filmed the beautiful time lapse, writes:

The subjects of this project were droplets of saturated aqueous solutions containing various inorganic salts (e.g. table salt, sodium sulphate etc.). The evaporation of water initiated the crystallisation processes inside the droplets, which were captured by time-lapse photography.