Scientific X-Mas mood at the Department of Materials Science

We are heading hard for the third Advent – and thus clearly towards Christmas. In order to sweeten the remaining Advent time 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 third round of our Christmas puzzle, here the solution to last one.

The question:

What is hidden behind this abstract Christmas star by Zhoucheng Xie:


The correct answer is: Fivefold twinned Nanowire


Today’s picture shows a house (or barn in Bethlehem?) that is illuminated by a star or halo.

What is really behind this artwork by Nicklas Volz?

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