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Issue 85, 2002

Painting crystals

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Abstract

Crystal dyeing is a form of water painting as well as a method of engineering ‘oriented gases’ of functional chromophores. Here, we provide a brief overview of the subject of dyeing crystals from the first crystal dyer in the middle of the nineteenth century through our work of the past decade. This highlight is illustrated by hand and the crystals are rendered with water colour, the preferred method of colour scientific illustration at the time when the subject of dyeing crystals first took shape. In so doing, we choose a self-referential representation that is most faithful to the objects themselves, and which underscores the roots of the subject.

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The article was received on 20 May 2002, accepted on 19 Jun 2002 and first published on 09 Sep 2002


Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/B204845K
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2002,4, 514-516
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    Painting crystals

    B. Kahr and L. Vasquez, CrystEngComm, 2002, 4, 514
    DOI: 10.1039/B204845K

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