Crystal Research and Technology

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Editor: Wolfgang Neumann (Editor-in-Chief), Klaus-W. Benz (Consulting Editor)

Online ISSN: 1521-4079

Associated Title(s): physica status solidi (a), physica status solidi (b), physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters

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  1. Preparation of calcium sulfate whiskers by carbide slag through hydrothermal method

    Yongqian Wang, Yinchang Li, Ao Yuan, Bo Yuan, Xinrong Lei, Qun Ma, Jun Han, Junxia Wang and Jieyu Chen

    Article first published online: 22 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201400155

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    The gypsum we prepared is hemihydrate calcium sulfate. The reaction temperature is the main factor that influences the morphology of the CSW. The seriflux pH influences the diameter of the whiskers mainly and there are some nanowires appeared when the pH is very low. The magnesium chloride can promote the directional growth of CSW, the best calcium-magnesium ratio is 12. The length-diameter ratio of the whiskers is about 60-80.

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    Guest Editors’ Preface (pages 533–534)

    Paola Prete and Andrea Zappettini

    Article first published online: 19 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201420018

  3. Electroless gold patterning of CdZnTe crystals for radiation detection by scanning pipette technique (pages 535–539)

    N. Zambelli, G. Benassi, E. Gombia, M. Zanichelli and D. Calestani

    Article first published online: 19 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201300415

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    Recently a new technique to deposit contacts on CZT detectors that combines standard electroless procedure and scanning pipette technique was proposed. This work shows that by using a micro-pipette is possible to deposit gold dots, pixels and micro-stripes without using photolithographic process. Moreover, it shows that performances, in terms of charge collection efficiency and energy resolution, of detectors prepared with this technique are similar to the ones prepared with standard procedure.

  4. Preliminary design of a novel high throughput CVD reactor for photovoltaic applications (pages 614–619)

    Maurizio Masi, Carlo Cavallotti, Diego Boccalari and Francesco Castellana

    Article first published online: 19 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201300391

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    The computational design of a high throughput chemical vapor deposition reactor to deposit silicon films is here presented. The reactor is characterized by a multichannel hot wall structure, atmospheric operation, and an alternated feeding of reactants from the two reactor sides to ensure the maximum consumption of precursors while keeping an acceptable film thickness uniformity.

  5. Effect of Mn doping on the growth and properties of enstatite single crystals

    Manuela Catalano, Andrea Bloise, Valentino Pingitore, Domenico Miriello, Enzo Cazzanelli, Marco Giarola, Gino Mariotto and Eugenio Barrese

    Article first published online: 19 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201400102

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    Millimetric Mn-doped enstatite single crystals have been prepared using slow cooling flux method in the temperature range 600-1350°C with lithium-vanadiummolybdate as melting agent. The influence of manganese on the growth and some properties (luminescence) were assessed. Mn-doped single enstatite crystals are well developed, chemically homogeneous and with maximum size of 8.5 mm in length. These synthetic Mn-doped enstatite crystals may have potential for possible technological uses in novel applications.