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Why do grapes and microwaves = plasma?

If you: Take a grape Cut it equatorially, but just leave a bit of skin connecting the two hemispheres. Dry the new surfaces with a paper towel. Stick the grape in a microwave oven. Turn it on. You get flashes of plasma emerging from the grapes. Like this… But why […]

By July 9, 2012 9 comments fun
Magnetic grapes and NMR

Magnetic grapes and NMR

When I was an undergrad I found NMR to be one of the trickiest techniques to get my head around. I think it was because the technique involves so many concepts that run counter to everything we’ve learnt before. After all in school we get told about ferromagnets and thats […]

By April 15, 2012 2 comments chemical education, fun, Uncategorized