Reaction Vessel Used to Study Nanoscale Crystal Formation (image) Georgia Institute of Technology Share Print E-Mail Caption Graduate research assistant Xuetian Ma holds a reaction vessel similar to those used to study nanoscale crystal formation. The vessels were made of a high-strength quartz tube about a millimeter in diameter and about two inches long. The researchers determined for the first time what controls formation of two different nanoscale crystalline structures in the metal cobalt. Credit Allison Carter, Georgia Tech Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.