As part of observation of 2014 as Year of Crystallography
Crystals are found everywhere, whether it is in the salt or sugar that we eat, or the diamonds that we wear.
The applications of crystals are even more. Almost every technology that we have today relies on crystals in some form or the other. The study of these crystals, or crystallography is an essential one that could change the way we live our lives. This year, there is an effort to make the community aware of crystallography, which is why the International Union of Crystallography has declared 2014 the year of Crystallography. Around the world, there are a series of programmes being conducted to get people know more about the crystals. The Pondicherry Science Forum and the Department of Science, Technology and Environment on Saturday, organised a series of lecture on the importance of crystallography for students.
Growing crystals is not difficult, but it can often be very challenging