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. A practical approach to symmorphism

    Massimo Nespolo

    Version of Record online: 26 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201600129

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    Achiral rectangular prism around the lowest multiplicity site of symmorphic space group Pmmm.

  2. A ZnO/TiO2 composite nanorods photoanode with improved performance for dye-sensitized solar cells

    Yamin Feng, Jinghua Chen, Xintang Huang, Weifeng Liu, Yu Zhu, Wei Qin and Xiaoyuan Mo

    Version of Record online: 16 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201600012

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    A ZnO/TiO2 composite nanorods photoelectrode by integrating thick ZnO NRs as an overlayer and thin TiO2 NRs as an underlayer has been successfully synthesized on the FTO substrate; the composite film electrodes applied in DSSCs exhibit a photoelectric conversion efficiency of 4.36%, which is obviously higher than that of DSSCs based on pure ZnO NRs (3.10%) and pure TiO2 NRs (0.63%).

  3. Syntheses and X-Ray crystal structures of aminated 4,4'-Bi-1,2,4-triazole salts

    Song Zhang, ZhiQiang Wang, XiaoXu Wang, MingLong Chen, LiJuan Zhang, DeHui Liang, Yong Zhang and HongBo Li

    Version of Record online: 10 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201600161

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    3-Amino-4,4'-bi-1,2,4-triazole hydrochlorate and 3,3'-diamino-4,4'-bi-1,2,4-triazole ditosylate were successfully synthesized and characterized with elemental analyses, IR, MS, 1H NMR, 13C NMR spectra and single X-ray diffraction analyses. Test results reveal that aminated 4,4'-bi-1,2,4-triazole salts are with specific structures and characteristics. These novel salts and their derivatives may largely expand the research and application in areas based on BTr.

  4. Growth and dichroic properties of LiBa12(BO3)7F4 crystal

    A. Kokh, E. Simonova, A. Maillard, R. Maillard, V. Svetlichnyi, Yu. Andreev, A. Kragzhda, A. Kuznetsov and K. Kokh

    Version of Record online: 4 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201600159

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    LiBa12(BO3)7F4 crystal grown from BaCO3:BaF2:H3BO3:Li2CO3=3:3:3:1 melt was found to have a distinct linear dichroism effect at 0.35-0.65 and around 0.73 μm. This suggests application of the material in the production of polarizing filters and attenuators for visible range lasers


  5. Interaction between cation orientation, octahedra tilting and hydrogen bonding in methylammonium lead triiodide

    Alexandra Franz, Daniel M. Többens and Susan Schorr

    Version of Record online: 2 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201600177

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    As a result of a combined neutron and X-ray diffraction study of the room temperature phase of methylammonium lead triiodide it can be shown how the strong hydrogen bonding interaction in the pseudocubic PbI6-cage influences position, orientation and conformation of the methyl ammonium molecule. Furthermore a precise structure description is presented.