Crystal structure model of Zn4O(BO2)6



detail of a molecular model

Detail of a model


Molecular model of (VO)2P2O7

Crystal structure model of (VO)2P2O7



Our standard scale molecular models: "Beevers Models".


Our standard molecular models are known as "Beevers models" after their original designer, Arnold Beevers. The models are built from spheres of acrylic plastic, which are individually drilled and joined by polished stainless steel rods. The scale is 1cm = 1Å, a magnification of exactly 100 million (The scale for protein models is normally 1cm= 2Å).  Models on this scale are suitable for crystal structures, mineral models, geological models and molecular models, as they provide excellent detail without resulting in models that are still small enough to handle.

Literally any molecular structure or crystal lattice can be made in this way, with an accuracy that is impossible to recreate using standard molecular model kits. The drilling of each ball is individually calculated and processed, resulting in the most precise and accurate physical models that are routinely available.


Our catalogue, and why it's not exhaustive

At the present time, we have designs for around 2000 models of all types, from mineral structures, through inorganic and organic materials and into mathematical and crystallographic models.


Alphabetic list of models      |      Searchable catalogue


But, please remember that we make all our models to order - so, whatever you purchase is rarely taken from a stock shelf, and we are always free to construct the model exactly as you want it made. That means that we can take a structure from a cif, xyz, or pdb file and design that exact structure, with as many unit cells represented as you want. In other words, OUR CATALOGUE IS ONLY A STARTING POINT! If you cannot see the material that you want listed in there, or if you want a smaller or larger model than that listed, please contact us - we pride ourselves on not only giving the customer what they want, but offering them things that they never realised that they could have.



Crystal structure model of AlNiY

Crystal structure model of the alloy AlNiY


Crystal structure model of Cobalt Mercury Thiocyanate

Crystal structure model of Cobalt Mercury Thiocyanate


epitaxial growth of GaN on Al2O3

Epitaxial growth of GaN on Al2O3