Illuminated molecular model of LiCoO2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large molecular model of a drug made with 40mm phenolic balls and aluminium rods on an acrylic base

Large model of Fluciclovine made with phenolic balls alongside one of our standard models

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large molecular models

(ball diameters between 18mm and 60mm)

 

When you need molecular models that are large, but not too large, we have a range of models to suit both your needs and your budget. For the highest quality molecular models with a fine finish, we use phenolic balls, similar to those used for billiards, with options for ball diameters between 18mm and 50mm, held together with polished solid aluminium rods, Phenolic balls are relatively costly, so if you are able to compromise slightly on the finish to reduce the price, we use painted and lacquered hardwood wooden balls. These have the advantage that the colours can be exactly matched to your requirements. As wood is a natural material with its own intrinsic imperfections, the finish is not as polished and smooth as that of phenolic balls, but this is generally only obvious on close inspection. Like the phenolic molecular models, the wooden balls are held together with polished aluminium rods, which results in beautiful molecular models and crystal structure models that will hold their looks for many years.

 

If these models still aren't large enough for your needs, take a look at our giant molecular models, which use balls up to 150mm (6") in diameter to create huge models.

A large crystal structure model of Face centre cubic copper made with painted wood balls and aluminium rods

 

 

Face Centred Cubic structure model of Copper

 

Large crystal structure model of fluorite made with oainted wood balls and aluminium rods

 

Large crystal structure model of fluorite (2x2x1 unit cells) with unit cell highlighted. Made with 20mm wooden balls and polished aluminium rods

 

A large crystal structure model of carbon dioxide, CO2, made with wood balls and aluminium rods, with a highlighted unit cell

 

Large crystal structure model of CO2 with unit cell highlighted. Made with 20mm wooden balls and polished aluminium rods

 

A carbon dioxide molecule in a large model of the CO2 structure, showing the double bonds

 

Detail of the CO2 units in the model. Made with 20mm wooden balls and polished aluminium rods

 

A large crystal structure model of sphalerite, ZnS, with a highlighted unit cell, made with wooden balls and aluminium rods

 

Large crystal structure model of sphalerite (ZnS) with unit cell highlighted. Made with 20mm wooden balls and polished aluminium rods

 

 

 

Large crystal structure model of diamond made with 20mm  wooden balls

 

Large crystal structure model of diamond with unit cell highlighted. Made with 20mm wooden balls and polished aluminium rods

 

 

 

   


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A large crystal structure model of potassium with the body centred cubic structure made with wood balls and aluminium rods

Body centred crystal structure model of Sodium.

 

 

 

A large crystal structure model of Diamond, showing the unit cell, made with large wooden balls and aluminium rods

Wood and aluminium crystal structure model of diamond