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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The quantity of light alludes to the amount and depth of sunlight a plant receives. Light quantity is not consistent because, among other reasons, sunshine is more intense during
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Light should have no effect.
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Slow rate of cooling will generally allow more & larger crystal
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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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