The Crystal Crusher is designed to crush macro crystals into micro crystals for seeding and other applications. The hemispherical end of the tool fits round, concave bottomed sitting drop crystallization plates for efficient crystal crushing. The Crystal Crusher is molded from solid, borosilicate glass. One end of the tool features a larger diameter, cylindrical handle, while the opposite end features a smooth, hemispherical end for crushing crystals without damaging crystallization plates.
Overall length: ~ 43 mm
Diameter of handle: ~ 3 mm
Diameter of hemispherical end: ~ 1 mm
Five Crystal Crushers per pack.
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