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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Recently Published Articles
- Assessing free lattice and structure parameters from the atomic level : Dedicated to Professor Joachim Bohm on the occasion of his 80th birthday
Article first published online: 30 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201500273
Important features of crystal structure data are parameters of geometry. As databases reveal, their huge number converge at certain distinguished values. Based on the study of interatomic distances, a method is presented to correlate preferred parameter values with bond lengths, which just become equal. As by-product, structure parameters in addition to lattice parameters may be assessed. Two examples will be dealt with in more detail.
- 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
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.
- 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
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.
- 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
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.
- You have free access to this contentJoachim Bohm – life and work
Robert B. Heimann
Article first published online: 18 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201500231
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.