Does light affect crystal growth?

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Yes, light does effect crystal growth since crystals grow better when they are in dark. For a salt crystal, this does not matter, but for most other crystals this remains to be the case.
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Actually, crystals are supposed to grow better in the dark. If you needed scientific facts and stuff, you can always look it up on the Internet. Hope this helps!
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Just as we are happier and healthier when we receive adequate sunlight, so are the plants and vegetation that we grow. Sunlight, or other means of artificial lighting is essential
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Salt water is very bad for plant growth because the salt that is introduced into the soil by watering will actually cause the plants to lose water from their stems because the plant
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Light should have no effect.
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The affect of light on crystal growth is not well understood at this point. It would not seem like it would affect crystals but there are some cases where different kinds of light will help or hinder crystal formation and growth. One theory is that the polarization of light is responsible.
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