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. Crystal structure of Alanine-Copper(II) complex to understand the mechanism of salt induced prebiotic oligomerization of amino acids (pages 304–311)

    Saurabh Awasthi and Saraswatshi N.T.

    Article first published online: 16 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201400466

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    The present study involved synthesis of copper alanine complex following dry state prebiotic peptide synthesis reaction and determination of crystal structure based on x-ray diffraction studies. Crystal structure of Alanine Copper (II) complex provides key insights about possible mechanism of prebiotic oligomerization of amino acids.

  2. In situ determination of metastable zone width by a simple optical probe

    Ashnit Jaiswal and Debasis Sarkar

    Article first published online: 16 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201400148

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    This work presents design and application of a simple and inexpensive in situ optical probe consisting of a line laser source, a light-dependent resistor, and a simple processing circuit for determination of onset of nucleation during cooling or anti-solvent crystallization processes. The optical probe conveniently detects the onset of nucleation as a sharp change in output voltage upon onset of nucleation. It also detects clear points that closely represent solubility.

  3. Preparation of three-dimensional symmetric dendrites of BaWO4 microcrystals (pages 284–288)

    Hye-Yun Jung and Young-Duk Huh

    Article first published online: 15 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201400310

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    We report the synthesis of three-dimensional symmetric dendrites of BaWO4. The dendrite of BaWO4 consists of a trunk along the c-axis. A series of four branches perpendicular to the trunk is formed. Highly branched structures of BaWO4 are formed in kinetically controlled reactions.

  4. Facile synthesis of silver-nanobeadwire transparent conductive film by organic-precursor paint reduction (pages 319–330)

    Kenta Sugawara, Yamato Hayashi, Jun Fukushima and Hirotsugu Takizawa

    Article first published online: 7 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201400473

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    A new process has been developed to synthesize silver nanowire transparent conductive films by reducing needle-shaped precursor, while retaining their morphology. Compared to other methods, this “Organic-Precursor Paint Reduction” method is simple, facile, and requires only simple materials, so that silver nanowire transparent conductive films can be prepared by anyone, in low cost, without special equipment.

  5. Study on crystallization of calcium carbonate from calcium sulfate and ammonium carbonate in the presence of magnesium ions (pages 277–283)

    Jingcai Zhao, Xingfu Song, Yuzhu Sun, Bo Chen and Jianguo Yu

    Article first published online: 7 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201400135

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    Batch reactive crystallization of calcium carbonate from ammonium carbonate and calcium sulfate was investigated in the presence magnesium ions. The main objective of this study was to investigate the effect of magnesium ion impurity on the crystal growth and nucleation in the reaction of DH with ammonia carbonate, mainly from the viewpoint of crystallization kinetics.

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