The flower in rhyolite
This flower is an image of a rhyolite observed by CL (Cathodoluminescence). It is a radial crystal of cristobalite and the plagioclase (spherocrystal), crystallized by the gradually cooling of the magma. The petal are made up of fine crystal of 50-100nm and the stamens are crystal structures of 2-10μm in length.
At 73th photo contest hosted by the Japanese Society of Microscopy in 2017.
- Specimen : Rhyolite
- Instrument : Scanning Electron Microscope SU3500
- Magnification : X 400
- Accelerating voltage : 15.0 kV, Cathodoluminescence
*This work was presented at the "photo contest" hosted by the Japanese Society
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