Bookmark and Share

Calling all budding crystallographers!

[Schools poster]

The Royal Society of Chemistry and the IUCr are offering young students worldwide the opportunity to participate in a global experiment to try to find the best conditions for growing the biggest crystals. Global Experiment 2014: The Art of Crystallisation, a project for IYCr2014, is aimed at students aged between 7 and 16 years, working in consultation with their teachers to learn how to dissolve samples of different materials, to grow large and regular crystals from saturated solution, and to test the effects of changing temperature, water softness or other environmental conditions. Students can post their results on a central website, and help in analysing the growing collection of data from all over the world.

The Global Experiment 2014 will remain open for the 2014-2015 academic year. For more information, visit