Would you have thought that alcohol looks so vividly colorful under the lens of a microscope? I wouldn’t, but in 1992 a research scientist named Michael Davidson was more knowledgeable and began to promote his microphotographs to businesses in order to fund his Florida State University lab.
The images are made by first crystallizing the drink of choice on a lab slide. Using a standard light microscope with a camera attached, the light source is polarized and passed through the crystal which result in the colors and patterns seen below. Cool, isn’t it?
German Dunkel Lager
English Pure Brewed Lager