Chemical Engineering & Technology
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Ammonium Perchlorate single crystal containing 10 aligned aqueous liquid inclusions
Single crystals of ammonium perchlorate obtained by evaporation, at room temperature, of an aqueous solution. The elongated liquid inclusions are ‘often’ aligned and parallel to one of the crystal faces. A monitoring of the crystal growth has shown a close relationship between fast growing faces and formation of inclusions. Thus, in retrospect, an overview of the crystallization process is possible by the observation of the location of the inclusions. Moreover, one of the consequences is the displacement of the center of gravity towards the liquid inclusions.
Emilie Bobo, Samuel Petit, and Gérard Coquerel*
Growth Rate Dispersion at the Single-Crystal Level
Chem. Eng. Technol. 2015, 38 (6), 1011–1016