Friday, October 26, 2007

Crystal Sculpture

Earlier I wrote about this crystal sculpture on the NTNU campus. It focuses sunlight onto metal plates, and on very sunny days it burns holes in the metal. I finally found the plates, hanging in the cafeteria inside the cafeteria in the Realfagbygget Building. Here is a picture of all of the plates, and a picture of the plate from the first year. The first plate has the most pronounced markings, as the crystal has been slowly getting pock-marked from the weather and the effect of the focusing is diminishing, making more recent plates not as interesting.

The scultpure.

The plate collection so far.

This is the plate from Year 1. That's some serious solar power!

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