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. Influence of magnetic field on the nucleation rate control of mono paracetamol

    C. Sudha, R. Sivanarendiran and K. Srinivasan

    Article first published online: 3 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201400432

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    Paracetamol was crystallized under magnetic field for the first time. Pure aqueous solution in the absence and presence of magnetic field yields only stable mono and does not favor metastable ortho paracetamol polymorph. Application of magnetic field controls the rate of nucleations as well as modifies the crystal habit and enhances the quality of the grown crystals.

  2. Application of the crystallographic orbit analysis to the study of twinned crystals. The example of marcasite

    Massimo Nespolo and Bernd Souvignier

    Article first published online: 2 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201400480

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    Polyhedral view of the structure of marcasite. One fourth of the structure, but half of the substructure near the composition surface, is common to the two orientations realized in the twin.

  3. Speciation of Fe(II) and Fe(III) effect on CaCO3 crystallization

    Wided Mejri, Ilhem Ben Salah and Mohamed Mouldi Tlili

    Article first published online: 2 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201400444

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    An experimental procedure was proposed to specify the effect of Fe2+ and Fe3+ on the nucleation and the microstructure of CaCO3 from aqueous solution. Ferric iron, under lepidocrocite form, accelerates CaCO3 nucleation and inhibits calcite formation in favour of vaterite. Ferrous iron delays the CaCO3 nucleation and promotes aragonite instead of calcite.

  4. Fourier analysis of scratches generated on m-GaN substrates during polishing

    Jarosław Serafińczuk, Grzegorz Jóźwiak, Piotr Pałetko, Robert Kudrawiec, Robert Kucharski, Marcin Zajac and Teodor Paweł Gotszalk

    Article first published online: 20 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201400465

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    Propagation of scratches on surface of m-plane GaN substrates due to polishing was studied by atomic force microscopy (AFM). The Fourier analysis of AFM images show that scratches propagate easier along {c-plane} and {a-plane} directions on m-plane GaN surface. This observation is an evidence of anisotropy of mechanical properties of GaN crystals in the micro-scale. This anisotropy is directly correlated with the symmetry and atomic arrangement of m-plane GaN.

  5. Synthesis of Cu vanadate nanorods for visible-light photocatalytic degradation of gentian violet

    N. Lin, L. Z. Pei, T. Wei and H. Y. Yu

    Article first published online: 17 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/crat.201400461

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    Cu vanadate nanorods with monoclinic Cu5V2O10 phase and diameter of 50–300 nm were synthesized via the hydrothermal process using polymer polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) as the surfactant. Gentian violet (GV) was used to evaluate the photocatalytic activites of the Cu vanadate nanorods. The Cu vanadate nanorods showed good photocatalytic activities for the GV degradation under solar light.