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. Interferometry-based direct comparison of transport phenomena associated with the growth processes of organic and inorganic crystals

    Divya Haridas and Atul Srivastava

    Version of Record online: 13 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201600358

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    Interferometry-based diagnostics of transport phenomena around solution-grown inorganic (NaClO3) and organic crystals (hen-egg white lysozyme) are reported. Direct visualization of concentration boundary layers in the form of interferometric fringe deformation indicated towards dominance of convective mode of solute transport in the case of inorganic crystals while the solute transport was seen to be diffusion-dominated for organic crystals. The strength of the transport phenomena have been quantified in the form of non-dimensional parameter, namely Rayleigh numbers for each case.

  2. Growth of lead iodide single crystals used for nuclear radiation detection of Gamma-rays

    Jing Liu and Yu Zhang

    Version of Record online: 6 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201600370

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    Lead iodide (PbI2) has drawn increased interest in room-temperature X-ray and γ-ray detectors in recent years. PbI2 single crystals have been fabricated by vertical Bridgeman method and vertical gradient freezing method for comparison. The crystal grown by vertical gradient freezing method exhibited higher quality with no stress cracks and high infrared transmission rate.

  3. Understanding charge transfer stacking mode in cocrystals involving Tetrachloro-p-benzoquinone via experimental (SXRD, DSC-TGA, DRS) studies and hirshfeld surfaces analysis

    Man Du, Mingliang Wang and Ruimin Zhang

    Version of Record online: 3 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201600329

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    Three charge transfer cocrystals involving Tetrachloro-p-benzoquinone were obtained via evaporation method and investigated by Experimental (SXRD, DSC-TGA, and DRS) studies and Hirshfeld surfaces analysis, the charge transfer stacking mode between donor and acceptor can be affected by the design of electron donor. In this study, two of these cocrystals exhibit face-to-face mixed-stacking mode forming DADDAD chains while the other one adopts separated-stacking mode.

  4. Quasicontinuum simulation of brittle cracking in single-crystal material

    Taolong Xu, Jinghong Fan, Ross Stewart, Xiangguo Zeng and Anlin Yao

    Version of Record online: 27 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201600247

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    A quantitative evaluation of the precision of the QC model of the classical plate hole problem was undertook. A certain amount of “ghost” interference was observed at the interface between the atomic and continuum mediums, and the crystal orientation effect of the crack tip atoms was used to analyze the dislocation emission, twinning, void nucleation, and crack propagation in specific grains, as well as the defect evolution by strain-force response.

  5. Synthesis of flower-like Bi2S3/Cu7.2S4 composites and their photocatalytic performance

    Shenghua Chen, Hanquan Yin, Dongming Zeng and Limiao Chen

    Version of Record online: 27 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201600330

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    The Bi2S3/Cu7.2S4 composites with flower-like morphology possess a much high photocatalytic activity than pure Bi2S3 and copper sulfide particles, which have been successfully prepared via a facile and effective approach based on a hydrothermal method and an ion-exchange reaction.