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. Controlled synthesis of barium chromate microcrystals

    H. Xiao, S.S. Ding, X. Xu, N. Pan, D.Y. Fan, H.J. Yang, M. Lei, Y.X. Du, R. Zhang, Y.G. Wang and W.H. Tang

    Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201400267

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    BaCrO4 microcrystals with various morphologies were synthesized using poly (sodium 4-styrenesulfonate) (PSSS) as template agent. It is found that pH values and concentrations of reactants and PSS are important parameters in the morphology and size evolution of BaCrO4. PSS can complexes Ba2+ first, then affects the nucleation and crystallization process by interacting with the face of crystal. In addition, the possible mechanism of photoluminescence (PL) spectra was also proposed.

  2. Fast growth of thin multi-crystalline silicon ribbons by the RST method

    Bertrand Heilbronn, Fabrice De Moro, Emilie Jolivet, Elsa Tupin, Benjamin Chau, Romain Varrot, Béatrice Drevet, Séverine Bailly, Delphine Rey, Hélène Lignier, Yinghao Xi, Thècle Riberi-Béridot, Nathalie Mangelinck-Noël, Guillaume Reinhart and Gabrielle Regula

    Article first published online: 13 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201400213

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    The RST process is a ribbon direct-wafering technology with specific ability for thin multi-crystalline wafer production. Efficiency over 16% has been reached. Impurities, such as C and transition metals, need to be eliminated in the process. A model is proposed which shows that the carbon substrate is an important source of carbon contamination in the silicon melt. Experimental segregation studies conclude to a near-diffusive regime.

  3. Synthesis, characterization, and tribological properties of two-dimensional Ti3C2

    Jin Yang, Beibei Chen, Haojie Song, Hua Tang and Changsheng Li

    Article first published online: 13 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201400268

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    We describe a simple and convenient approach to fabricate 2D-layered Ti3C2 by the HF exfoliation of laminated Ti3AlC2. The exfoliated Ti3C2 was quite thin and exhibited individual layer or stack of several layers, and can greatly enhance the friction-reducing and anti-friction properties of base oil. This study is helpful in designing new 2D-layered lubricating materials capable of meeting emerging needs in practical applications.

  4. Fabrication of hollow ZnO nanostructures by a CTAB-assisted chemical bath deposition method

    Ying Hou and Ming Yang

    Article first published online: 8 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201400231

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    Different ZnO hollow nanostructures can be synthesized by a simple chemical bath deposition method showing tunable optical properties.

  5. Texture gradient studies of a Cu-tube by the robot at STRESS-SPEC

    N. Al-hamdany, H.-G. Brokmeier, C. Randau, W. M. Gan and M. Völler

    Article first published online: 7 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201400229

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    The recrystallization components show small gradient around the circumference of 140 mm Cu tube according to the eccentricity and ovality while the deformation components are nearly constant. The robot was used to measure the pole figures automatically and non-destructive around the circumference with the use of neutrons diffraction.