The Beauty of Crystal Surfaces
The Croatian Association of Crystallographers and the Croatian Crystallographic Association, in cooperation with PLIVA, organize the 1st crystal-growing competition, The Beauty of Crystal Surfaces, for students of primary and secondary schools in Croatia. The competition will last from 26 September to 23 December 2014, and submissions are received from 8 to 26 September 2014.
By encouraging students to work independently on extra-curricular projects and by developing cooperation with teachers, the Croatian Association of Crystallographers and PLIVA wish to stress the importance of continuous learning as the right step on the road to the development of the society of knowledge and science in Croatia.
The competition will be organized in three categories. The first category, Crystal in the Crystal, refers to crystallization where one crystal should contain more substances by adapting the conditions of crystallization and changing the composition of solutions. The second category is Crystal Growth of a Given Organic Compound, and the third category is Crystal Growth of a Given Salt, where students should obtain as big and as regular crystals as possible. All participants are eligible for one of 36 awards.