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. Synthesis of kesterite nanopowders with bandgap tuning ligands

    Slawomir Podsiadlo, Maciej Bialoglowski, Mohammad Fadaghi, Grzegorz Matyszczak, Kornelia Kardas, Piotr Dluzewski, Przemyslaw Data and Mieczyslaw Lapkowski

    Article first published online: 29 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201500044

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    A novel method for synthesis of bandgap tunable inorganic-organic heterojunctions has been elaborated. Bandgaps of CZTS nanocrystals conjugated with oleylamine and diphenylamine have been determined. The materials obtained seem to be apt for preparation of upper-layers of cheap, sustainable and non-toxic tandem solar cells.

  2. Structure determination from powder diffraction data: past, present and future challenges

    Anton Meden and Ivana Radosavljevic Evans

    Article first published online: 29 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201500048

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    Structural information is crucial for understanding and tailoring the materials properties. When the materials are available only in the polycrystalline form, powder diffraction is the method of choice for structure determination. The paper presents an overview of the development of the methods to address the challenge, gives contemporary achievements in the field and suggest possible future developments.

  3. Synthesis of tin disulfide single crystals for nano-layer exfoliation

    Maciej Bialoglowski, Cezariusz Jastrzebski, Slawomir Podsiadlo, Daniel J. Jastrzebski, Roman Gajda, Wojciech Gebicki, Patrycja A. Wrzosek and Krzysztof Wozniak

    Article first published online: 25 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201400436

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    Tin disulfide has been shown to be a good material for mechanical single-layer exfoliation due to graphene-like structure of the product. A novel method for synthesis of bulk single tin disulfide crystals with the use of silver sulfide as a catalyst has been elaborated. After exfoliation, nanometric layers of tin disulfide were obtained.

  4. Preparation of textured porous Al2O3 ceramics by slip casting in a strong magnetic field and its mechanical properties

    Zhigang Yang, Jianbo Yu, Chuanjun Li, Yunbo Zhong, Weidong Xuan, Zhongming Ren, Qiuliang Wang, Yinming Dai and Hui Wang

    Article first published online: 25 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201500080

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    The textured porous Al2O3 ceramics can be prepared by slip casting in a strong magnetic field of 6 T and subsequently sintering.The textured porous microstructure with plate-shape grains is obtained. The textured porous Al2O3 green body shows the sintering shrinkage anisotropy. The textured porous Al2O3 ceramic has the anisotropic bending strength based on the orientation of grains.

  5. Formation and thermal decomposition of oxynitride germanium compounds

    Maciej Bialoglowski, Daniel Jastrzebski, Michal Wrzecionek, Dorota Brzuska, Grzegorz Matyszczak and Slawomir Podsiadlo

    Article first published online: 25 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201500058

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    The existence of lithium germanium oxynitride, Li5GeNO3, had been predicted as analogous to the corresponding silicon compound, Li5SiNO3. Its syntheses – through different reactions of powders under oxygen-free conditions – and thermal characterization of those processes are reported. X-ray diffraction pattern of the new compound is presented.

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