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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- Preparation of calcium sulfate whiskers by carbide slag through hydrothermal method
Yongqian Wang, Yinchang Li, Ao Yuan, Bo Yuan, Xinrong Lei, Qun Ma, Jun Han, Junxia Wang and Jieyu Chen
Article first published online: 22 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201400155
The gypsum we prepared is hemihydrate calcium sulfate. The reaction temperature is the main factor that influences the morphology of the CSW. The seriflux pH influences the diameter of the whiskers mainly and there are some nanowires appeared when the pH is very low. The magnesium chloride can promote the directional growth of CSW, the best calcium-magnesium ratio is 12. The length-diameter ratio of the whiskers is about 60-80.
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- Electroless gold patterning of CdZnTe crystals for radiation detection by scanning pipette technique (pages 535–539)
N. Zambelli, G. Benassi, E. Gombia, M. Zanichelli and D. Calestani
Article first published online: 19 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201300415
Recently a new technique to deposit contacts on CZT detectors that combines standard electroless procedure and scanning pipette technique was proposed. This work shows that by using a micro-pipette is possible to deposit gold dots, pixels and micro-stripes without using photolithographic process. Moreover, it shows that performances, in terms of charge collection efficiency and energy resolution, of detectors prepared with this technique are similar to the ones prepared with standard procedure.
- Preliminary design of a novel high throughput CVD reactor for photovoltaic applications (pages 614–619)
Maurizio Masi, Carlo Cavallotti, Diego Boccalari and Francesco Castellana
Article first published online: 19 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201300391
The computational design of a high throughput chemical vapor deposition reactor to deposit silicon films is here presented. The reactor is characterized by a multichannel hot wall structure, atmospheric operation, and an alternated feeding of reactants from the two reactor sides to ensure the maximum consumption of precursors while keeping an acceptable film thickness uniformity.
- Effect of Mn doping on the growth and properties of enstatite single crystals
Manuela Catalano, Andrea Bloise, Valentino Pingitore, Domenico Miriello, Enzo Cazzanelli, Marco Giarola, Gino Mariotto and Eugenio Barrese
Article first published online: 19 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201400102
Millimetric Mn-doped enstatite single crystals have been prepared using slow cooling flux method in the temperature range 600-1350°C with lithium-vanadiummolybdate as melting agent. The influence of manganese on the growth and some properties (luminescence) were assessed. Mn-doped single enstatite crystals are well developed, chemically homogeneous and with maximum size of 8.5 mm in length. These synthetic Mn-doped enstatite crystals may have potential for possible technological uses in novel applications.