Solidification of explosives

A short, silent, colour film showing the solidification of explosives and the growth of crystals under a microscope.

The film shows the setting up of the apparatus, microscope and camera, before switching to show crystals appearing to grow as if the viewer were looking down the microscope. A computer image of an octahedron can then be seen slowly turning into a cube formation.

There is an additional film excerpt attached to the end of the footage showing a computer modelled crystallographic structure.

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