Scientific X-Mas mood at the Department of Materials Science

Only – or still – two weeks until Christmas. In order to sweeten the time until then scientifically, we publish a materials science work of art from the Institute of General Materials Properties every few days – and invite you to guess, what it might be.

Before we dive right into the second round of our Christmas puzzle, here the solution to last one.

We asked, what might be hidden behind this snowy Christmas tree by Dr. Steffen Neumeier:

The correct answer is: Dendrite in superalloy.


Today’s picture is a little more abstract, but not less festive.

What might be hidden behind Zhoucheng Xie’s Christmas star?

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