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. Kinetic block model of crystal–mother-phase interface with preferential clustering - single layer case

    Marek Izdebski and Magdalena Włodarska

    Article first published online: 24 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201500069

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    A new simple model of crystal growth from solution and from vapour is proposed, using only two equations. Parameters of stable growth obtained from this model are closer to results of computer simulations than results produced by other analytical models. Simplifying assumptions (single layer, no surface diffusion) leave space for further development of the model in search for the best theoretical description of crystal growth.

  2. Synthesis and characterization of carbon-doped ZnSn(OH)6 with enhanced photoactivity by hydrothermal method

    Hongxia Lu, Jun Lei, Xuexue Li, Gang Shao, Tiecui Hou, Bingbing Fan, Deliang Chen, Liwei Zhang, Hailong Wang, Hongliang Xu and Rui Zhang

    Article first published online: 18 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201500039

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    C-doped ZnSn(OH)6 can significantly enhance absorption activity in UV light (λ ≥ 400 nm) region in comparision to un-doped ZnSn(OH)6. The results show the effects of the amount of doped carbon on photocatalytic efficiency of ZnSn(OH)6. Obviously, C-ZnSn(OH)6 with 1.0 wt% of carbon for MB exhibited the highest catalytic activities and the most efficient photocatalytic properties for the reduction of MB. The possible mechanism for high photocatalytic activity of C-doped ZnSn(OH)6 was discussed in this paper.

  3. Controllable synthesis of TiO2 nanoparticles employing substrate/dielectrophoresis/sol-gel

    Chenyang Cui, Huiying Chen, Tongtong Zuo, Xiaotao Fu, Lizhen Chen, Junfeng Geng, Hua Li and Xuan Xing

    Article first published online: 18 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201500177

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    The substrate/dielectrophoresis/ sol-gel method can promote the compact and regular growth of TiO2 nanorods, while enhancing the catalytic activity for degradation of methyl orange.

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    Joachim Bohm – life and work

    Robert B. Heimann

    Article first published online: 18 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201500231

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    This contribution sketches important stages of the life and work of Professor Dr Joachim Bohm, together with a short bibliography that considers only those contributions that immediately relate to these stages, covering issues of crystal symmetry, physico-chemical crystallography as well as growth and characterisation of single crystals of advanced ceramic materials.

  5. Effects of aluminum substitution on the structure and electric properties of langasite family crystals

    Hiroaki Takeda, Jun-ichi Yamaura, Takashi Nishida, Takuya Hoshina and Takaaki Tsurumi

    Article first published online: 18 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201500261

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    In this study, Al substitution for Ga is applied to langasite family crystals: La3Ga5SiO14, La3Nb0.5Ga5.5O14, and La3Ta0.5Ga5.5O14. These Al-substituted crystals all show a composition-independent piezoelectric constant d11 and a higher electric resistivity compared to the pure crystals. Among them, the LTGA crystal possesses the lowest temperature dependence of d11, which is of great importance for future use in high-temperature sensors.