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. KDP single crystal growth via three-dimensional motion growth method

    Huawei Yin, Mingwei Li, Chuan Zhou and Jie Song

    Version of Record online: 25 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201600075

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    A novel system for rapid crystal growth named three-dimensional motion growth method was proposed. By using this method, a high-quality Potassium dihydrogen phosphate single crystal which has much better optical properties compared with the crystal grown by the rotating-crystal method was presented. This new method can indeed improve the homogeneity of crystal growth and stability of morphology, reduce defect, and enable high growth rate.

  2. Growth of Eu(OH)3 large single crystals by solid KOH assisted hydrothermal method and luminescent and magnetic properties

    Hai Wu, Youjin Zhang, Maozhong Zhou, Chengpeng Yao and Xianjin Ge

    Version of Record online: 25 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201600093

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    Ln(OH)3 (Ln = La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu and Tb) large single crystals up to several millimeters were prepared by solid KOH assisted hydrothermal method. The Eu(OH)3 samples exhibited good luminescent properties and unique magnetic properties.

  3. From smooth to stepped, coarse and derivative high index facets on (111) facets of cubic bismuth phosphate crystal

    Ying Zhao, Songjie Du, Jianxu Ding, Hongzhi Cui, Xiaoyuan Zhan and Jie Wu

    Version of Record online: 25 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201600155

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    By varying growth conditions, bcc like structure cubic bismuth phosphate crystal displayed various crystal shapes. It reveals the exposure of smooth (111) facets, the smooth (111) facets transforming to stepped and coarse (111) facets, and novel facets with high index of (611) were derived on the (111) facets as well.

  4. Impact of agglomeration on crystalline product quality within the crystallization process chain

    Lisa-Marie Terdenge and Kerstin Wohlgemuth

    Version of Record online: 25 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201600125

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    The agglomeration behaviour of the model system L-alanine/ water is quantified over the crystalline process chain. The results show that the quality achieved after crystallization is significantly affected by agglomeration during drying. Especially if washing after filtration is omitted, a broadening of the crystal size distribution (CSD) is observed. Moreover, it is concluded that the characterization of the quality by CSD alone is insufficient and the quantification of agglomeration is essential for holistic process optimization.

  5. Formation mechanisms of tripod and tetrapod CdTe0.67Se0.33 nanocrystals

    X. H. Liu, C. Wang, X. F. Duan, Y. Q. Wang, G. J. Liu, F. Y. Diao, P. Yang and J. P. Zhang

    Version of Record online: 25 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201600128

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    Transmission electron microscopy images show that the CdTe0.67Se0.33 nanocrystals have two distinct geometrical shapes, one being a tripod, and the other being a tetrapod. High-resolution TEM examinations show that the tetrapod nanocrystals consist of a zinc-blende nucleus and four wurtzite arms connected through a common facet, whereas the tripod nanocrystals result from the coalescence of three zinc-blende nanorods.