Gypsum crystals, SEM

Gypsum crystals, SEM

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Caption: Gypsum crystals. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of crystals of calcium sulphate dihydrate, or gypsum. Gypsum is used as plaster of Paris. It is a white rock that is ground to a fine powder and then heated until it has lost about three quarters of its water content. When this powder is mixed with water the paste dries to a rock-hard finish.

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Keywords: building material, calcium sulphate dihydrate, chemical, chemistry, coloured, compound, compounds, crystal, crystalline, crystals, false-coloured, gypsum, many, mineral, multiple, plaster, plaster of paris, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, sem

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