Myristic Acid 01 Low Res

Myristic acid at 100x viewed using cross polarized light

This photograph was taken through a microscope by Julian Gray, executive director of the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals. The subject matter is myristic acid, an organic compound derived from Myristica fragrans, better known as nutmeg. This acid is found in many other plant oils. When viewed through polarizing filters, myristic acid reveals these fantastic colors.

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