Caffeine

“World’s most addictive and widely used drug”

Maurice Mikkers
Jun 12, 2015 · 3 min read

The First results

This image is the result of the first try of crystallising 100% caffeine powder. The Caffeine powder was added to demineralised water and heated in a water bath to 100°C. After this first step large drops of the sample where placed on a slide, within 45minutes the drops where fully crystallised and ready be imaged.

Caffeine crystals; formed out of 100% caffeine powder dissolved in demineralised water, made visible by using a cross polarised light microscope with an Berek filter.
Caffeine crystals; formed out of 100% caffeine powder dissolved in demineralised water, made visible by using a cross polarised light microscope with an Berek filter. __(100% zoom of above image)__

Work in progress:

The next step would be too continue the exploration and finetuning of the caffeine crystallisation proces. When ready, I hope to find and create a new micrograph that would fit in to the series of micrographs already made.


MICROGRAPH STORIES

Visualising the everyday things we encounter and consume in our daily life.

Maurice Mikkers

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MICROGRAPH STORIES

Visualising the everyday things we encounter and consume in our daily life.