Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Volume 179, 2015
Previous Article Next Article

Concluding remarks

Author affiliations

Abstract

Crystallization from solution is a crucial process used in the manufacture of a wide variety of materials. The first step in the crystallization process is the birth of a new crystalline phase, which is known as nucleation. Nucleation plays a key role in determining the results of any crystallization process with respect to the size, shape and crystal form obtained. Classical nucleation theory does not adequately explain the crystal nucleation process. Work described in the literature and at this Faraday Discussion describe more complex nucleation mechanisms which are generally known as two-step nucleation models. In addition, as most nucleation is influenced by dust, dirt and container surfaces, the importance of heterogeneous nucleation and the use of templates to accelerate nucleation and influence crystal form are promising methods for the study and control of nucleation. It is also clear from this Faraday Discussion that interest in this topic has grown, and new and novel experimental and modeling approaches are being used for the study of crystal nucleation from solution.

Back to tab navigation

Associated articles

Article information


Submitted
27 Apr 2015
Accepted
01 May 2015
First published
18 May 2015

Faraday Discuss., 2015,179, 543-547
Article type
Paper
Author version available

Concluding remarks

A. S. Myerson, Faraday Discuss., 2015, 179, 543
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00042D

Social activity

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements