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Facile synthesis of scandium fluoride oriented single-crystalline rods and urchin-like structures by gas-solution interface technique

Abstract

A facile and effective method to obtain urchin-like structures and ordered arrays of rod-like crystals of scandium fluoride by an interfacial interaction between solution and gaseous reagents (Gas – Solution Interface Technique, GSIT) is reported. The rod crystals with tetragonal crystal lattice can be as thin as ca. 200 nm and as long as ca. 7 μm. The effect of solution concentration and reaction time on the morphology of product is reported. The synthesized crystals were characterized by SEM, TEM, HRTEM, XRD analyses, EDS, XPS, and FT-IR spectroscopies. A hypothesis is proposed on the formation of rod crystals during the GSIT process.

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The article was accepted on 04 Aug 2017 and first published on 08 Aug 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7CE01396E
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Facile synthesis of scandium fluoride oriented single-crystalline rods and urchin-like structures by gas-solution interface technique

    L. Gulina, V. P. Tolstoy, I. Kasatkin and I. Murin, CrystEngComm, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7CE01396E

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