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. N-H⋅⋅⋅O, O-H⋅⋅⋅O hydrogen bonded supramolecular formation in the cocrystal of salicylic acid with N-containing bases

    KyeongSill Lee, Kwang-Joo Kim and Joachim Ulrich

    Article first published online: 12 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201500072

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    Five cocrystals consist of salicylic acid and N-containing bases have been prepared using cooling/evaporation crystallization on different solvent as well as stoichiometric ratio. The principal aim of this study was to examine the structural consequences of inserting N-base molecules into hydrogen-bonded within salicylic acid. This approach will help us selection of API-guest screening and synthesis that have potential of forming structurally interaction.

  2. Facile synthesis of low dimensional CuO nanostructures and their gas sensing applications

    S. Bhuvaneshwari and N. Gopalakrishnan

    Article first published online: 21 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201500243

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    Morphology controlled Cr doped CuO nanostructures were synthesized by hydrothermal method. Morphological evolution from rod-like (pure) to sheet (4 at.% Cr) and boat-like (8 at.% Cr) structures were observed. The 8 at. % Cr doped CuO nano-boats showed enhanced gas sensitivity owing to their larger surface area.

  3. Growth of boron nitride films on w-AlN (0001), 4° off-cut 4H-SiC (0001), W (110) and Cr (110) substrates by Chemical Vapor Deposition

    Nicolas Coudurier, Mikhail Chubarov, Raphaël Boichot, Fréderic Mercier, Elisabeth Blanquet, Roman Reboud, Sabine Lay, Alexandre Crisci, Stéphane Coindeau, Thierry Encinas and Michel Pons

    Article first published online: 21 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201500284

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    This study presents growth of boron nitride on w-AlN (0001), 4° off-cut 4H-SiC (0001), W (110) and Cr (110) substrates by Chemical Vapor Deposition. We obtained t-BN with interplanar distance close to the one of h-BN. We interpret this result to be an effect of too high supersaturation in the gas phase (too high growth rate). The necessity for the implementation of pulsed-CVD and low growth rate to form the h-BN phase is suggested and discussed.

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    50 years of Crystal Research and Technology (1966 – 2016) (pages 9–10)

    Wolfgang Neumann, Klaus-Werner Benz and Hakim Meskine

    Article first published online: 14 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201670003

  5. Precipitation of sparingly soluble salts in packed sandbeds in the presence of miscible and immiscible organic substances

    Efstathia I. Pavlakou, Varvara Sygouni, Maria G. Lioliou, Petros G. Koutsoukos and Christakis A. Paraskeva

    Article first published online: 13 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201500267

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    CaCO3 precipitation experiments were performed in sandbeds using miscible and immiscible organic substances. Three types of experiments were performed: a) using aqueous solutions b) using aqueous solutions in pre-saturated sandbeds filled with oleic immiscible phase c) using aqueous solutions containing MEG glycol (MEG). Results showed that oil–water interfaces accelerated crystal growth at the inlet of the sandbed. Maximum in-depth sandbed consolidation was obtained with the solutions containing MEG.