How Crystals Work

How Crystals Work

Update: 2019-05-2123
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In a new age shop or on display at the Smithsonian, there are varying interpretations of what crystals can be used for. But at their base, they are a thumb in the eye to entropy, a perfectly ordered piece of matter. 

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Elle Dubya

I'd like to respectfully disagree about a statement you made. You said all crystals are clear and it is impurities that cause the color. this isn't true in all cases. For example, pure sulfur crystals are yellow and pure copper sulfate crystals are blue. The color is caused by the absorption of wavelengths of light. What is seen by the eye is not the color absorbed, but the complementary color from the removal of the absorbed wavelengths. By the way, I love your show!

May 23rd
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Bert Nielson

Just listened and this made me remember when I toured a sugar factory. One of the processes involved building crystalline sugar by taking the leftovers from one vat to use as the base that would get built onto from the next solution. if memory serves (over 2 decades have passed) they're were 4 stages of crystal growth.

May 21st
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How Crystals Work

How Crystals Work

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