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Chemical gardens without silica: the formation of pure metal hydroxide tubes

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Abstract

Contrary to common belief, hollow precipitation tubes form in the absence of silicate if sodium hydroxide solution is injected into solutions of various metal ions. In many cases, the growth speed has a power law dependence on the flow rate. For vanadyl, we observe damped oscillations in the tube height.

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The article was received on 08 Jun 2015, accepted on 08 Jul 2015 and first published on 09 Jul 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04724B
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Citation: Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 12962-12965
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    Chemical gardens without silica: the formation of pure metal hydroxide tubes

    B. C. Batista and O. Steinbock, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 12962
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04724B

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