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I7-09: Spontaneous Ordering - Crystal Formation Models

Additional Info

  • ID Code: I7-09
  • Purpose: Demonstrates the formation of crystal patterns from disordered objects
  • Description:

    A pair of wooden frames can hold a collection of hexagonal objects. When shaken, the objects gradually form into a hexagonal grid, conforming the the container.

    One of the frames has a few additional hexagons fixed to the base; try comparing the time/work required to form a lattice with or without these seeding points.

    Donated by Dr. Stephen Parks.

  • Availability: Available
  • Loc codes: I7
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