Symmetry of Snow Crystals

@article{Smalley1963SymmetryOS,
  title={Symmetry of Snow Crystals},
  author={I. Smalley},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1963},
  volume={198},
  pages={1080-1081}
}
TOLANSKY1 has suggested a mechanism to explain the growth of complex symmetrical snow crystals. The crystal is considered as a vibrating system akin to a Chladni plate; the growth is concentrated at the nodes and the symmetrical nature of the vibration maintains the symmetrical external form of the crystal. 
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