This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Ammonium nitrate crystals, polarised light micrograph

Ammonium nitrate crystals, polarised light micrograph

C037/8941

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

KARL GAFF / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY KARL GAFF / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Polarised light micrograph of diffusion limited aggregation (DLA) of ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3) crystals. Ammonium nitrate is commonly used as a fertilizer in agriculture, and as an oxidizing agent in explosives. It is a colourless solid. When dissolved in water, it lowers the temperature of the water. When heated, it turns into water and nitrous oxide, or laughing gas.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}