X-Message-Number: 3434
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 1994 16:19:10 -0500 (EST)
Subject: SCI.CRYONICS Mystery of the Missing Crystal

Date sent:  30-NOV-1994 16:The BIO
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I'm trying to flash-freeze some crystals that are in .5% octyl
If I can get the crystal into the N2 stream things are OK, but several
of my nicest, biggest crystals have mysteriously disappeared somewhere
between picking them up with the loop and sticking them into the
We suspect that since there is very little surface tension (due to the
detergent) the crystals are simply falling off or being blown off by
the N2 before they freeze.
Has anyone else run across this problem?
Any suggestions?

Phoebe Rice

John (Jan) Coetzee

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