Scientists develop 'X-ray vision' technique to see inside crystals

Researchers at New York University have developed a technique called “Crystal Clear” that enables detailed visualization inside colloidal crystals using transparent particles and confocal microscopy. This method allows scientists to create dynamic 3D models, identifying the exact positions of particles and internal defects. By studying phenomena like “twinning” and the melting process, the technique offers insights into the crystallization process and could enhance the development of photonic materials and better crystals.

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