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Oil and water under polarised light

Oil and water under polarised light

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RICHARD BEECH PHOTOGRAPHY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY RICHARD BEECH PHOTOGRAPHY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Macro photograph of oil resting on top of water. Oil and water do not mix as the oil molecules have a lower density than the water molecules and so float on top of the water. Image taken using polarised light to create a colourful background to the patterns created by the oil and water.

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