Technical note: an economical apparatus for the observation and harvest of mineral precipitation experiments with light microscopy
- Department of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, Minneapolis, 55455, USA
Abstract. We describe a small-scale, reusable, and low-cost double-diffusion setup that allows microscopic observation over time for use in mineral precipitation experiments that use organic polymers as a matrix. The setup uniquely accommodates changes in solution chemistry during the course of an experiment and facilitates easy harvesting of the precipitates for subsequent analysis.