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CHEMISTRY IN PICTURES

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Cappuccino foam

Cappuccino foam

November 30, 2020
Janus balls

Janus balls

November 19, 2020
Sweet crystal, bro

Sweet crystal, bro

November 17, 2020
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Micro(scopic) waves

Micro(scopic) waves

November 12, 2020
Catch a wave

Catch a wave

November 4, 2020
Nano pineapples

Nano pineapples

November 3, 2020
Take your pick

Take your pick

October 29, 2020
Imitation spider silk

Imitation spider silk

October 27, 2020
Purple gold

Purple gold

October 20, 2020
Chip off the ol’ node

Chip off the ol’ node

October 19, 2020
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Think happy thoughts

Think happy thoughts

October 16, 2020
Small, small walls

Small, small walls

October 2, 2020

Magnetic flytrap

September 30, 2020
Soap star

Soap star

September 24, 2020
To dye for

To dye for

September 22, 2020
New day for dirigibles?

New day for dirigibles?

September 17, 2020
Fluorescent foam

Fluorescent foam

September 15, 2020

Elastic wood

September 11, 2020
Blade Runner sky

Blade Runner sky

September 10, 2020
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Harvest

Harvest

August 27, 2020

Audio oxidation

August 25, 2020
Biorenewable bowl

Biorenewable bowl

August 20, 2020
Technicolor nanoclusters

Technicolor nanoclusters

August 18, 2020
Marine camouflage

Marine camouflage

August 17, 2020
Blooming brilliant

Blooming brilliant

August 11, 2020
Sea flower

Sea flower

August 4, 2020
Golden globe

Golden globe

July 31, 2020

Butterfly effect

July 28, 2020
Parallel galaxies

Parallel galaxies

July 21, 2020
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Club Med dermatitis

Club Med dermatitis

July 14, 2020
Mini fireworks

Mini fireworks

July 13, 2020
Lego power

Lego power

June 25, 2020
Nano potting

Nano potting

June 23, 2020
Amethyst alternative

Amethyst alternative

June 11, 2020
Test tube treasure

Test tube treasure

June 3, 2020
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A light stirring

A light stirring

May 28, 2020

Iridescent chocolate

May 27, 2020
Blue bananas

Blue bananas

May 14, 2020

Careful coiling

May 12, 2020
Glow from home

Glow from home

May 1, 2020
Green flow

Green flow

April 24, 2020
Drop & Run

Drop & Run

April 22, 2020
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Milky Way malady

Milky Way malady

April 7, 2020
Giant glassware

Giant glassware

March 31, 2020
Dye-chromatic

Dye-chromatic

March 26, 2020
Double detection

Double detection

March 18, 2020
Big swirl

Big swirl

March 13, 2020
Baby Yodamine B

Baby Yodamine B

March 10, 2020
C&EN’s Chemistry in Pictures goes meta

C&EN’s Chemistry in Pictures goes meta

Our collection of chemistry photos will help train an algorithm to recognize lab materials, vessels, and processes
March 9, 2020
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Silver whiskers

Silver whiskers

March 5, 2020
Tinsel town

Tinsel town

February 26, 2020
BODIPY on fire

BODIPY on fire

February 20, 2020
Vapor diffusion

Vapor diffusion

February 18, 2020
Hard-fought crystals

Hard-fought crystals

January 27, 2020
Turning blue

Turning blue

January 17, 2020
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Orange organelles

Orange organelles

January 14, 2020
Bottle chemistry

Bottle chemistry

January 10, 2020
The inner life of cells

The inner life of cells

January 6, 2020
Dandelions and darkness

Dandelions and darkness

December 31, 2019
Nano plum tree

Nano plum tree

December 17, 2019
Solid-state sand art

Solid-state sand art

December 16, 2019
Jingle cells

Jingle cells

December 5, 2019
Mixing mix-up

Mixing mix-up

December 3, 2019
Aurora

Aurora

November 27, 2019
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Droplets within a droplet

Droplets within a droplet

November 19, 2019
Mount Bodipy

Mount Bodipy

November 13, 2019
Science nonfiction

Science nonfiction

November 8, 2019
Supersized crystals

Supersized crystals

November 7, 2019
A spooky separation

A spooky separation

October 29, 2019
Seeing spots

Seeing spots

October 29, 2019
True Blood

True Blood

October 24, 2019
Look, don’t touch

Look, don’t touch

October 23, 2019
Rainbow deposition

Rainbow deposition

October 16, 2019
Cloud of quinine

Cloud of quinine

October 15, 2019
These colors do run

These colors do run

October 8, 2019
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Why so blue?

Why so blue?

October 8, 2019
Pipe dream

Pipe dream

October 3, 2019
Well plated

Well plated

October 2, 2019
The Universe in Your Hands

The Universe in Your Hands

September 26, 2019
Strong as silk

Strong as silk

September 24, 2019
What's in your ink

What's in your ink

September 18, 2019
Dyes divided

Dyes divided

September 18, 2019
Pore strip

Pore strip

September 11, 2019
A little light drawing

A little light drawing

September 5, 2019
Carpet of nanoflowers

Carpet of nanoflowers

September 3, 2019
Aloe falsa

Aloe falsa

August 29, 2019
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Laser activated

Laser activated

August 27, 2019
Organic kryptonite

Organic kryptonite

August 20, 2019
Crude fluorescence

Crude fluorescence

August 9, 2019
Bubbling catalyst

Bubbling catalyst

August 1, 2019
Lightning in a bottle

Lightning in a bottle

July 30, 2019
Bar fight

Bar fight

July 25, 2019
Diazo rainbow

Diazo rainbow

July 18, 2019
Eating through iron

Eating through iron

July 17, 2019
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Nano succulent

Nano succulent

July 11, 2019
Hang on there

Hang on there

July 9, 2019
Embedded ice

Embedded ice

July 5, 2019
Freeze-thaw

Freeze-thaw

July 2, 2019
Water from thin air

Water from thin air

June 27, 2019
Wax on, water off

Wax on, water off

June 25, 2019
Blue death

Blue death

June 20, 2019
Chilly crystals

Chilly crystals

May 30, 2019
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Fire in ice

Fire in ice

May 28, 2019
Polymer Tesseract

Polymer Tesseract

May 15, 2019
Layer cake

Layer cake

May 8, 2019
ZIF POW BANG

ZIF POW BANG

April 30, 2019
No strings attached

No strings attached

April 29, 2019
ChemBeads

ChemBeads

April 18, 2019
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Winter is coming

Winter is coming

April 16, 2019
pH is pretty

pH is pretty

April 9, 2019
Rainbow in the rock

Rainbow in the rock

April 4, 2019
Black sunburst

Black sunburst

April 2, 2019
#Twinning

#Twinning

March 29, 2019
All hail halides

All hail halides

March 27, 2019
Tiny periodic table

Tiny periodic table

March 21, 2019
Shape ID

Shape ID

March 19, 2019
Almost weightless

Almost weightless

March 14, 2019
Dancing droplets

Dancing droplets

March 12, 2019
Birthday confetti

Birthday confetti

March 7, 2019
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Industrial art

Industrial art

March 5, 2019
Lycurgus cup

Lycurgus cup

February 28, 2019
Crystal contest 2018

Crystal contest 2018

February 26, 2019
Gigantic geochemistry

Gigantic geochemistry

February 21, 2019
Fluorescence unmasked

Fluorescence unmasked

February 19, 2019
Crystal dahlia

Crystal dahlia

February 14, 2019
C’est magnifique!

C’est magnifique!

February 12, 2019
Cotton ball flames

Cotton ball flames

February 7, 2019
Chemical shoes

Chemical shoes

February 5, 2019
Stacking liquids

Stacking liquids

January 31, 2019
Eternal flame

Eternal flame

January 29, 2019
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Crystal clear

Crystal clear

January 22, 2019
Dat Schlenk line

Dat Schlenk line

January 17, 2019
Orange potion

Orange potion

January 15, 2019
Bronze aged

Bronze aged

January 10, 2019
Golden touch

Golden touch

January 9, 2019
O chemistree 2018

O chemistree 2018

January 7, 2019
Quantum chemistree

Quantum chemistree

January 6, 2019
True colors

True colors

January 2, 2019
Stars of the scorpionate

Stars of the scorpionate

December 20, 2018
Not-so-simple syrup

Not-so-simple syrup

December 18, 2018
Crystal fan art

Crystal fan art

December 13, 2018
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Nanoflowers in bloom

Nanoflowers in bloom

December 12, 2018
Shining better together

Shining better together

December 4, 2018
Panning for gold

Panning for gold

November 28, 2018
Brain in a dish

Brain in a dish

November 21, 2018
Jack-o’-ligand

Jack-o’-ligand

November 15, 2018
Metal slug

Metal slug

November 13, 2018
Mirror ball

Mirror ball

November 8, 2018
Crystal labyrinth

Crystal labyrinth

November 7, 2018
Pappardelle Bolognese

Pappardelle Bolognese

November 2, 2018
As above, so below

As above, so below

October 30, 2018
Plastic munchers

Plastic munchers

October 26, 2018
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An alchemist’s garden

An alchemist’s garden

October 23, 2018
Let there be light

Let there be light

October 15, 2018
Lab in a box

Lab in a box

October 10, 2018
Hot and cold chemistry

Hot and cold chemistry

October 3, 2018
Eye of Sauron

Eye of Sauron

September 27, 2018
Ye olde centrifuge

Ye olde centrifuge

September 25, 2018
Crystalline dream

Crystalline dream

September 20, 2018
Psychedelic spirits

Psychedelic spirits

September 18, 2018
Synthetic springtail

Synthetic springtail

September 15, 2018
Homer’s donut

Homer’s donut

September 14, 2018
Nanoparticles get a lift

Nanoparticles get a lift

September 6, 2018
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Golden bouquet

Golden bouquet

September 5, 2018
Like cracking a book

Like cracking a book

September 4, 2018
Aurora borealis

Aurora borealis

August 29, 2018
Crystal rain

Crystal rain

August 17, 2018
Crystal light bulb

Crystal light bulb

August 14, 2018
What lies beneath

What lies beneath

August 10, 2018
ShanghaiTech Exhibit

ShanghaiTech Exhibit

August 2, 2018
Drop test

Drop test

July 31, 2018
Forming good habits

Forming good habits

July 26, 2018
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Tiny house

Tiny house

July 19, 2018
Ruthenium rubies

Ruthenium rubies

July 17, 2018
Plastic snack

Plastic snack

July 10, 2018
Scorched worlds

Scorched worlds

July 9, 2018
Simulating cancer

Simulating cancer

July 5, 2018
Heady henna

Heady henna

June 29, 2018
Enchanted rose

Enchanted rose

June 27, 2018
Twisted crystals

Twisted crystals

June 21, 2018
Fireworks in a flask

Fireworks in a flask

June 13, 2018
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Letting sparks fly

Letting sparks fly

June 7, 2018
Lapus lattice

Lapus lattice

June 5, 2018
Call of Cthulhu

Call of Cthulhu

June 1, 2018
Faux ice floes

Faux ice floes

May 23, 2018
Inorganic parrot

Inorganic parrot

May 21, 2018
Fluorescence

Fluorescence

May 3, 2018
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Frozen

Frozen

May 3, 2018
in the mix

in the mix

May 3, 2018
Colorful chromium

Colorful chromium

May 3, 2018
The search is on

The search is on

May 3, 2018
Totally tubular

Totally tubular

April 27, 2018
Chemical smile

Chemical smile

April 25, 2018
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Disco DOM

Disco DOM

April 19, 2018
Nice threads

Nice threads

April 12, 2018
Tornado in a flask

Tornado in a flask

April 5, 2018
Crystal sisters

Crystal sisters

April 4, 2018
Cracked fractal

Cracked fractal

March 21, 2018
Losing pressure

Losing pressure

March 16, 2018
Blue moon

Blue moon

March 16, 2018
Just add borane

Just add borane

March 2, 2018
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2-D aquarium

2-D aquarium

February 22, 2018
Dissolving money

Dissolving money

February 20, 2018

Watching the heat wave

February 14, 2018

Moody goo

February 9, 2018
Sea creatures?

Sea creatures?

February 6, 2018
Beaming with pride

Beaming with pride

January 31, 2018
Brilliant bacteria

Brilliant bacteria

January 30, 2018
Cantina chemistry

Cantina chemistry

January 25, 2018
Color by solvent

Color by solvent

January 23, 2018
Thunder stone

Thunder stone

January 18, 2018
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SiC crystal, brah!

SiC crystal, brah!

January 16, 2018
Cobalt snowflakes

Cobalt snowflakes

January 9, 2018
Feelin’ it

Feelin’ it

January 4, 2018
Melting point

Melting point

January 2, 2018
Uranium glass

Uranium glass

December 14, 2017

So pure it pops

December 12, 2017
Otherworldly extraction

Otherworldly extraction

November 29, 2017
Unburstable bubbles

Unburstable bubbles

November 28, 2017
Gathered together

Gathered together

November 21, 2017
Midair crystallization

Midair crystallization

November 17, 2017
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Chemistry in pictures

Chemistry in pictures

January 30, 2017
Chemistry in pictures

Chemistry in pictures

March 21, 2016
Chemistry in Pictures

Chemistry in Pictures

February 15, 2016
Chemistry In Pictures

Chemistry In Pictures

January 18, 2016
Chemistry In Pictures

Chemistry In Pictures

November 16, 2015
Chemistry In Pictures

Chemistry In Pictures

October 19, 2015