Crystal Research and Technology
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Editor: Wolfgang Neumann (Editor-in-Chief), Klaus-W. Benz (Consulting Editor)
Online ISSN: 1521-4079
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- A ZnO/TiO2 composite nanorods photoanode with improved performance for dye-sensitized solar cells
Yamin Feng, Jinghua Chen, Xintang Huang, Weifeng Liu, Yu Zhu, Wei Qin and Xiaoyuan Mo
Version of Record online: 16 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201600012
A ZnO/TiO2 composite nanorods photoelectrode by integrating thick ZnO NRs as an overlayer and thin TiO2 NRs as an underlayer has been successfully synthesized on the FTO substrate; the composite film electrodes applied in DSSCs exhibit a photoelectric conversion efficiency of 4.36%, which is obviously higher than that of DSSCs based on pure ZnO NRs (3.10%) and pure TiO2 NRs (0.63%).
- Syntheses and X-Ray crystal structures of aminated 4,4'-Bi-1,2,4-triazole salts
Song Zhang, ZhiQiang Wang, XiaoXu Wang, MingLong Chen, LiJuan Zhang, DeHui Liang, Yong Zhang and HongBo Li
Version of Record online: 10 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201600161
3-Amino-4,4'-bi-1,2,4-triazole hydrochlorate and 3,3'-diamino-4,4'-bi-1,2,4-triazole ditosylate were successfully synthesized and characterized with elemental analyses, IR, MS, 1H NMR, 13C NMR spectra and single X-ray diffraction analyses. Test results reveal that aminated 4,4'-bi-1,2,4-triazole salts are with specific structures and characteristics. These novel salts and their derivatives may largely expand the research and application in areas based on BTr.
- Growth and dichroic properties of LiBa12(BO3)7F4 crystal
A. Kokh, E. Simonova, A. Maillard, R. Maillard, V. Svetlichnyi, Yu. Andreev, A. Kragzhda, A. Kuznetsov and K. Kokh
Version of Record online: 4 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201600159
LiBa12(BO3)7F4 crystal grown from BaCO3:BaF2:H3BO3:Li2CO3=3:3:3:1 melt was found to have a distinct linear dichroism effect at 0.35-0.65 and around 0.73 μm. This suggests application of the material in the production of polarizing filters and attenuators for visible range lasers
- Interaction between cation orientation, octahedra tilting and hydrogen bonding in methylammonium lead triiodide
Alexandra Franz, Daniel M. Többens and Susan Schorr
Version of Record online: 2 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201600177
As a result of a combined neutron and X-ray diffraction study of the room temperature phase of methylammonium lead triiodide it can be shown how the strong hydrogen bonding interaction in the pseudocubic PbI6-cage influences position, orientation and conformation of the methyl ammonium molecule. Furthermore a precise structure description is presented.