Crystal Growth: Concepts, Mechanisms and Applications

Jinjin Li, Jianwei Li and Yanhui Chu (Editors)
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, P.R. China

Series: Geology and Mineralogy Research Developments
BISAC: SCI031000

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With the highly competitive development of pharmaceutical and chemical industries, mastering crystal growth is becoming increasingly important. Modern industrial manufacturers place high importance on the ability to grow novel crystals with a specific habit and improve the performance of existed crystals using tailored operating conditions. Therefore, the ability to synthesize a particular morphology and to predict the crystal morphology of new compounds is becoming even more desirable. The recent development of crystal growth is vital for researchers in crystallography and crystallization to respond and realize this objective. With this need in mind, this book mainly targeted at introducing crystal growth from three aspects ranging from basic concepts and detailed mechanisms to advanced applications in hot areas of materials science. This book introduces various experimental and theoretical methods to grow different crystals, which includes the techniques to grow single crystals, CaCO3 polymorphs, metal-organic crystals, liquid crystals, fenamate crystals, cocrystals, and the theoretical models to predict the crystal morphologies within a different environment. From these carefully selected contents, readers will not only learn of the basic theory and experimental techniques implemented, but also keep abreast with both state-of-the-art crystal growth and its overlap with other subjects. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Single Crystal Growth by a Slow Evaporation Technique: Concept, Mechanisms and Applications
Sahajkumar A. Gandhi

Chapter 2. Targeted Synthesis of Metastable Compounds and Intergrowths: The Modulated Elemental Reactants Method
Marco Esters and David C. Johnson

Chapter 3. Analysis for the Morphology Prediction of Materials from First Principles Calculations
Marisa Carvalho de Oliveira, Thiago Marinho Duarte, Lourdes Gracia, Elson Longo and Juan Andres

Chapter 4. Growth Behaviors of CaCO3 Polymorphs under Various Environmental Conditions
Clifford Y. Tai, Meng-Chieh Lin, Su-Chun How, Yu-Hong Cheng and Steven S.-S. Wang

Chapter 5. Weak Nonlinear Three-Dimensional Convective Flow during the Solidification of Binary Alloys
Dambaru Bhatta and Daniel N. Riahi

Chapter 6. Metal–Organic Frameworks: Design and Applications
Yue Liang, Xia Zhang and Da-Bin Qin

Chapter 7. Concept, Property and Applicability of Liquid Crystals
Saswati Roy

Chapter 8. The Correlation of Density, Refractive Index and Dielectric Studies on Two Peculiar Liquid Crystals
Debanjan Bhattacharjee and Ayon Bhattacharjee

Chapter 9. X-Ray, Spectroscopic and Computational Studies of [N'-(2-Hydroxy-3-Methoxybenzylidene)-4-Methylbenzenesulfonohydrazide]Copper(II)
Çiðdem Yüksektepe Ataol, Nuray Þenyüz, Feyizan Güntepe, Murat Taþ and Hümeyra Bati

Chapter 10. Fenamate Crystals and Cocrystals: Structural and Thermodynamic Aspects
German L. Perlovich and Artem O. Surov

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