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Designer Snowflakes - -- a real sliver of ice, grown from water vapor, but created under controlled conditions in the laboratory. They might also be called synthetic crystals, but I call them designer snowflakes because I am free to design the final shape by changing the temperature and humidity as the crystal grows. SnowCrystals.com
Winter's Epic Hidden Microscopic Beauty In The Snowflake
Winter’s Hidden Beauty~ The Snowflake _ The photograph below, of a considerably more recent vintage than Bentley’s, was made with electron microscopy in 2003. Wilson Bentley, snowflake, under electron microscope, snow crystals. (About 2/3 of the way down the page). (Source: National Geographic).