Snowflakes self-assemble <ul><li>Molecules and cells form themselves into structures … </li></ul><ul><li>… under the right conditions, with the right raw materials. </li></ul>
Snowflakes and nano, in the future New ways to build tiny, nano-sized structures
Snowflakes and nano, right now! Ice crystals self-assemble inside the museum
Review <ul><li>When does it snow? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cold, cloudy conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why do snowflakes have six sides? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Molecular structure of ice crystals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Is every snowflake different? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Temperature and humidity </li></ul></ul>
Image sources Courtesy of Kenneth Libbrecht, www.snowcrystals.com
Image sources (continued) iStockphoto.com Courtesy of NOAA National Weather Service Collection Courtesy of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Courtesy of IBM
This project was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ESI-0532536. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.
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