Jump to content

Kaolin Electron Micrograph



Kaolin (clay) is like a large collection of shingles - flat, wide and thin.

 

When compressed, these plates align as shown in the photo.

 

This creates a clay "memory" where clay will want to reassume this orientation if bent.

 

This also creates different shrinkage at each orientation. A stack of pancakes will get shorter as the water between them is removed, or as the butter melts. But the pancakes will tend not to dry less wide.

From the album:

Posts

  • 28 images
  • 0 comments
  • 0 image comments

Photo Information for Kaolin Electron Micrograph


Recommended Comments

There are no comments to display.

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.