Capture and scanning electron microscopy of individual snow crystals

A snow crystal has been successfully collected on to a scanning electron microscope (SEM) stub in central Greenland. It was preserved at liquid-nitrogen temperature for 5 months, prior to examination in the SEM. This is believed to be the first time a snow crystal has been observed directly in the SEM and offers some new experimental methods for understanding crystals and their chemistry.

Details

Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Wolff, Eric W., Reid, A. P.

On this site: Eric Wolff
Date:
1 January, 1994
Journal/Source:
Journal of Glaciology / 40
Page(s):
195-197
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022143000003981