Crystal Research and Technology

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February 2017

Volume 52, Issue 2

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      Cover Picture: Crystal Research and Technology 2'2017

      Version of Record online: 6 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201770002

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      3d rendered image looking through multiwalled carbon nanotube isolated Owen Thomas/123RF

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    1. The precipitation mechanism of calcium carbonate in the gas-liquid-solid three phase at alkalescency condition

      Jianxin Chen, Xiangchao Zhang, Yueyue Ge, Min Su and Zhaolong Zhong

      Version of Record online: 14 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201600229

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      The crystallization of CaCO3 in the process of decalcification by acidic flue gas was studied by combing the dynamic and static method. It was found that there existed an ion competition between HCO3- and CO2 (aq) in the CO2-CaCl2-H2O system, which led to fluctuations of CO2 absorption rate. The supersaturation ratio of the reaction solution still increased when the reaction crystallization rate was reduced.

    2. The mechanism of texture formation during crystallization process of Ge2Sb2Te5 thin films

      Qixun Yin and Leng Chen

      Version of Record online: 19 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201600243

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      The texture evolution, orientation relationship and grain growth mode of Ge2Sb2Te5 thin films in crystallization process has been investigated experimentally and theoretically. The results show that the major texture component of Ge2Sb2Te5 thin films found in FCC structure is {100} fibre texture and in HEX structure is {0001} basal texture. The dependence of strain energy density on grain orientation in Ge2Sb2Te5 thin films has also been discussed.

    3. Thermal and surface studies of unidirectional grown nickel sulfate added triglycine sulphate single crystal

      H. Rezagholipour Dizaji and N. Zolfagharian

      Version of Record online: 14 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201600257

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      The growth of NiSO4 doped TGS crystal of 15 mm diameter and 150 mm height from an aqueous solution by Sankaranarayanan–Ramamasamy (S-R) method in [001] direction is reported. Atomic force microscopy study of the doped TGS crystal revealed the surface defects. Voltage drop on the crystal surface was found significant when approaching the defects present on the surface.

    4. Melt crystallization of binary mixture of fatty acids as model biofuel

      Takuji Yamamoto, Takuto Fujikawa, Nobuyoshi Okamoto, Kazuhiro Itoh, Kouji Maeda, Keisuke Fukui and Hidetoshi Kuramochi

      Version of Record online: 12 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201600316

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      The authors performed melt crystallization experiments by employing a binary mixture of fatty acids as a model biofuel. To account for both the growth of solid layer and the solute distribution at the solid–liquid (S–L) interface during the formation of the solid layer, this article proposed theoretical equations involving heat and mass transfer. As a result, authors confirmed the validity of the proposed equations under the varied crystallization conditions.

    5. A novel “top-down” strategy for preparing organosilica micelle encapsulating multiple hydrophobic quantum dots as efficient fluorescent label

      Hongxin Liu, Yuan Liang, Nana Li and Gang Wu

      Version of Record online: 6 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201600328

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      Organosilica micelles incorporating multiple hydrophobic CdSe/ZnS quantum dots were prepared by a sample microemulsion method. The as prepared micelles exhibited highly preserved QD photoluminescence reaching 92% of the initial quantum yield, and high stability against photobleaching

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