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Tag: opal

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Closeup of artificial opal, formed on fragments of microscope slides by drying little plastic beads.  Everywhere that the beads happened to assemble themselves into regular arrays as they dried, you get iridescent rainbow colors - the “fire” of opal. The rainbow iridescence comes from the interference of light waves as
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Check it out - we made opal! My labmate Lindsay Freeman made this thin layer of opal on glass, and this is what it ends up looking like under a microscope - crazy patterns and planes of swirled color, some areas calm, some areas highly chaotic.  From this angle it
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