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Research progress on the preparation methods for VO2 nanoparticles and their application in smart windows

Accompanied with drastic changes in photoelectric properties, vanadium dioxide (VO2) exhibits a first order metal–insulator phase transition (MIT) at the temperature of about 68 °C.

Graphical abstract: Research progress on the preparation methods for VO2 nanoparticles and their application in smart windows
From the themed collection: 2020 Highlight article collection
Communication

Hydroisocyanurates X2Y(H2C3N3O3)4·4H2O (X = K, Cs; Y = Zn, Cd) with large birefringence stemming from π-conjugated (H2C3N3O3) anions

A series of new hydroisocyanurates X2Y(H2C3N3O3)4·4H2O (X = K, Cs; Y = Zn, Cd) with large birefringence resulting from the π-conjugated (H2C3N3O3) unit have been obtained.

Graphical abstract: Hydroisocyanurates X2Y(H2C3N3O3)4·4H2O (X = K, Cs; Y = Zn, Cd) with large birefringence stemming from π-conjugated (H2C3N3O3)− anions
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
Communication

Dimensionally and structurally controllable perovskite single crystals: nickel(II)–terpyridine complex (Ni–Tpy2)-based perovskites

Nickel(II)–terpyridine complex [Ni–Tpy2]2+-based perovskite single crystals have dimension-tunable structures and outstanding optoelectronic performance toward device applications.

Graphical abstract: Dimensionally and structurally controllable perovskite single crystals: nickel(ii)–terpyridine complex (Ni–Tpy2)-based perovskites
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
Communication

The borderline: exploring the structural landscape of triptycene in cocrystallization with ferrocene

When the effective packing of triptycene (TripH)–ferrocene chain oligomers in their cocrystal could not be achieved, we reached a borderline at the structural landscape of TripH, where the packing of TripH molecules reproduces the pattern in the native TripH crystal.

Graphical abstract: The borderline: exploring the structural landscape of triptycene in cocrystallization with ferrocene
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
Communication

Capturing an amorphous BaSO4 intermediate precursor to barite

In the work presented here, free-barium activity was monitored during the barium sulfate crystallization and we identified for the first time (in the absence of additives) a metastable BaSO4 amorphous phase that precedes barite formation.

Graphical abstract: Capturing an amorphous BaSO4 intermediate precursor to barite
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm HOT articles
Communication

Effects of pillar size modulation on the magneto-structural coupling in self-assembled BiFeO3–CoFe2O4 heteroepitaxy

The magneto-structural coupling of BiFeO3 (BFO)–CoFe2O4 (CFO)/LaAlO3 (LAO) heteroepitaxy with various lateral sizes of CFO pillars embedded in a BFO matrix was investigated.

Graphical abstract: Effects of pillar size modulation on the magneto-structural coupling in self-assembled BiFeO3–CoFe2O4 heteroepitaxy
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
Communication

Facile fabrication of titanosilicate zeolites with an unprecedented wide range of Si/Ti ratios by employing transition metal dichalcogenides as metal precursors

Herein JDF-L1 titanosilicate zeolites with ultra-low Si/Ti ratios in the framework were facilely prepared via hydrothermal treatment of layered TiS2 precursors along with effective suppression of an undesired TiO2 impurity phase.

Graphical abstract: Facile fabrication of titanosilicate zeolites with an unprecedented wide range of Si/Ti ratios by employing transition metal dichalcogenides as metal precursors
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
Communication

Facile solution synthesis, morphology control, and anisotropic optical performance of CsPbCl3 microcrystals

Anisotropic micrometer-sized CsPbCl3 crystals were successfully synthesized by a facile solution strategy in several minutes.

Graphical abstract: Facile solution synthesis, morphology control, and anisotropic optical performance of CsPbCl3 microcrystals
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
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Tunable pore size in diopside glass-ceramics with silver nanoparticles

Volume crystallization was achieved in diopside glasses by the introduction of silver into the glassy network.

Graphical abstract: Tunable pore size in diopside glass-ceramics with silver nanoparticles
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Evolution of surface relief of epitaxial diamond films upon growth resumption by microwave plasma chemical vapor deposition

Homoepitaxial diamond growth may proceed with stops and resumptions to produce thick crystals. We found the resumption procedure to take place in a complex way, via a disturbance of step growth features, followed by the recovery after a certain time.

Graphical abstract: Evolution of surface relief of epitaxial diamond films upon growth resumption by microwave plasma chemical vapor deposition
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Diversified AIE and mechanochromic luminescence based on carbazole derivative decorated dicyanovinyl groups: effects of substitution sites and molecular packing

Two positional isomers exhibited noticeable different luminescence properties, which were mainly attributed to their different molecular packing modes.

Graphical abstract: Diversified AIE and mechanochromic luminescence based on carbazole derivative decorated dicyanovinyl groups: effects of substitution sites and molecular packing
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Effects of the cooling rate on the crystallization behaviors of the CaO–Al2O3–B2O3–CaF2-based mold flux

The effects of the cooling rate on a new type CaO–Al2O3–B2O3–CaF2-based mold flux for high aluminum steel casting were investigated using CSLM and a high temperature tube furnace.

Graphical abstract: Effects of the cooling rate on the crystallization behaviors of the CaO–Al2O3–B2O3–CaF2-based mold flux
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A microcrystal method for the measurement of birefringence

A scientifically valid test process to measure polycrystalline birefringence was proposed and confirmed as an effective method for screening anisotropic microcrystals.

Graphical abstract: A microcrystal method for the measurement of birefringence
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An Mn2+-mediated construction of rhombicuboctahedral Cu2O nanocrystals enclosed by jagged surfaces for enhanced enzyme-free glucose sensing

A rhombicuboctahedral (26-facet) Cu2O single crystal, with well-developed {100}, {110} and {111} crystallographic planes, has attracted considerable attention due to its faceted synergistic effects in catalysis, sensing, and energy conversion.

Graphical abstract: An Mn2+-mediated construction of rhombicuboctahedral Cu2O nanocrystals enclosed by jagged surfaces for enhanced enzyme-free glucose sensing
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Effect of crystal growth kinetics on the formation of liquid inclusions in tetramethylpyrazine crystals

Inclusion of mother liquids inside the pharmaceutical crystals poses a great challenge and threat to the product quality and purification efficiency. Herein we demonstrate how growth kinetics tune the formation of liquid inclusion and its occluded mechanism.

Graphical abstract: Effect of crystal growth kinetics on the formation of liquid inclusions in tetramethylpyrazine crystals
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
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Control of the morphology, specific surface area and agglomeration of precipitated calcium carbonate crystals through a multiphase carbonation process

The morphology of precipitated calcium carbonate is a function of conductivity.

Graphical abstract: Control of the morphology, specific surface area and agglomeration of precipitated calcium carbonate crystals through a multiphase carbonation process
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
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Investigation of the thermal and conductive properties of oxalic acid salts with planar and undulating proton-conducting layers

The physical properties of two proton conductors 1H-1,2,4-triazol-4-ium hydrogen oxalate (TriOX) and 1H-imidazol-3-ium hydrogen oxalate (ImiOX) were investigated.

Graphical abstract: Investigation of the thermal and conductive properties of oxalic acid salts with planar and undulating proton-conducting layers
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Favourable growth conditions for the preparation of bulk AlN single crystals by PVT

A high seed temperature (2251 °C) reveals the highest deep UV transparency (α265nm = 27 cm−1), a high structural perfection (EPD = 9 × 103 cm−2) and a suitable growth rate (R = 200 μm h−1).

Graphical abstract: Favourable growth conditions for the preparation of bulk AlN single crystals by PVT
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
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A practical guide to the measurement of turbidity curves of cooling crystallisations from solution

Several methods for the determination of the temperatures of crystallisation, crystal proliferation and crystal dissolution in cooling crystallisations are presented and compared.

Graphical abstract: A practical guide to the measurement of turbidity curves of cooling crystallisations from solution
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
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Injection time controls the final morphology of nanocrystals during in situ-seeding synthesis of silver nanodisks

We investigate an in situ-seeding synthesis of silver nanodisks based on the sequential addition of weak and strong reducing agents, ascorbic acid and sodium borohydride respectively, to silver nitrate at room temperature and in the presence of PVP.

Graphical abstract: Injection time controls the final morphology of nanocrystals during in situ-seeding synthesis of silver nanodisks
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Rare CH3O/CH3CH2O-bridged nine-coordinated binuclear DyIII single-molecule magnets (SMMs) significantly regulate and enhance the effective energy barriers

This work presents an efficient approach to regulating and enhancing the magnetic anisotropy barriers through using bridged CH3O anion or CH3CH2O anion and constructing triple bridges.

Graphical abstract: Rare CH3O−/CH3CH2O−-bridged nine-coordinated binuclear DyIII single-molecule magnets (SMMs) significantly regulate and enhance the effective energy barriers
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
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Controllable growth of transition metal dichalcogenide multilayer flakes with kirigami structures

2D TMDCs with triangular-shaped and hexagonal-shaped kirigami structures are grown on amorphous SiO2 substrates by chemical vapor deposition (CVD).

Graphical abstract: Controllable growth of transition metal dichalcogenide multilayer flakes with kirigami structures
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
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Sol–gel synthesis of large-sized polycrystalline stannous oxide and its oxidation behavior

The large-sized polycrystalline stannous oxide (SnO) synthesized by a sol–gel method was found to have attractive crystal structural properties and thermo-oxidative stability.

Graphical abstract: Sol–gel synthesis of large-sized polycrystalline stannous oxide and its oxidation behavior
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
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Graphite-like polyoxometalate-based metal–organic framework as an efficient anode for lithium ion batteries

A new porous POM supported graphite-like MOF (Cu-POM) as a LIB anode material was designed and synthesized, and its lithium storage mechanism was explored using impedance spectra.

Graphical abstract: Graphite-like polyoxometalate-based metal–organic framework as an efficient anode for lithium ion batteries
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
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Investigation on the influence of fold conformation on PLLA lamellar splaying by film crystallization in supercritical CO2

Lamellar splaying is an important non-crystallographic phenomenon in polymer spherulite. We prepared three chain conformations (extended, tight-folded and loose-folded) by supercritical CO2 to discuss the origin of lamellar splaying.

Graphical abstract: Investigation on the influence of fold conformation on PLLA lamellar splaying by film crystallization in supercritical CO2
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
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An organic–inorganic hybrid ferroelectric with strong luminescence and high Curie temperature

A luminescent organic–inorganic ferroelectric, with a high Curie temperature (421 K), a high PL QY (88.52%) and excellent film forming ability, can be regarded as a very interesting multifunctional material for fabricating new optoelectronic devices.

Graphical abstract: An organic–inorganic hybrid ferroelectric with strong luminescence and high Curie temperature
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
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Five naphthalene-amide-bridged Ni(II) complexes: electrochemistry, bifunctional fluorescence responses, removal of contaminants and optimization by CVD

Five multifunctional Ni-CPs based on a new naphthalene-amide and different carboxylates were obtained and exhibited various properties. CNTs were synthesized from the precursors of CPs, showing selective removal of contaminants in water.

Graphical abstract: Five naphthalene-amide-bridged Ni(ii) complexes: electrochemistry, bifunctional fluorescence responses, removal of contaminants and optimization by CVD
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm HOT articles
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Spatially controlled VLS epitaxy of gallium arsenide nanowires on gallium nitride layers

MOVPE of Au catalyzed p-GaAs nanowires on n-GaN layers. Left: VLS growth optimization (density and morphology). Middle and right: site-controlled pn-junctions by lateral and vertical anisotropic NWs in structured SiOx openings (scalebar 1 μm).

Graphical abstract: Spatially controlled VLS epitaxy of gallium arsenide nanowires on gallium nitride layers
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
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Simple one-pot synthesis of Cu4SnS4 nanoplates and temperature-induced phase transformation mechanism

A simple one-pot heat-up method has been developed to synthesize Cu4SnS4 nanoplates with highly exposed (002) surfaces.

Graphical abstract: Simple one-pot synthesis of Cu4SnS4 nanoplates and temperature-induced phase transformation mechanism
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The growth behavior of columnar grains in a TiAl alloy during directional induction heat treatments

In the process of DHT, the curving grain boundary will move towards curvature center of grain under the action of interface tension.

Graphical abstract: The growth behavior of columnar grains in a TiAl alloy during directional induction heat treatments
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Crack-free high quality 2 μm-thick Al0.5Ga0.5N grown on a Si substrate with a superlattice transition layer

We reported the successful growth of a crack-free high-quality 2 μm-thick Al0.5Ga0.5N film with a smooth surface grown on planar Si by metal–organic chemical vapor deposition.

Graphical abstract: Crack-free high quality 2 μm-thick Al0.5Ga0.5N grown on a Si substrate with a superlattice transition layer
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Characteristics and performance of rutile/anatase/brookite TiO2 and TiO2–Ti2O3(H2O)2(C2O4)·H2O multiphase mixed crystal for the catalytic degradation of emerging contaminants

The as-synthesized rutile/anatase TiO2 and rutile/anatase/brookite TiO2–Ti2O3(H2O)2(C2O4)·H2O, particularly rutile/anatase TiO2, showed excellent catalytic oxidation of organic contaminants (MO and HBA).

Graphical abstract: Characteristics and performance of rutile/anatase/brookite TiO2 and TiO2–Ti2O3(H2O)2(C2O4)·H2O multiphase mixed crystal for the catalytic degradation of emerging contaminants
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
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Complex cobalt silicates and germanates crystallizing in a porous three-dimensional framework structure

Single crystals of new cesium cobalt silicates and germanates exhibiting three-dimensional, ion-exchangeable crystal structures were grown from a mixed CsCl–CsF flux, and their electronic and magnetic properties were studied using DFT calculations.

Graphical abstract: Complex cobalt silicates and germanates crystallizing in a porous three-dimensional framework structure
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The mesoscale regulation of β-NaYF4:Yb3+/Er3+ with desired size and morphology via introducing Li+/K+ into a hydrothermal environment

The mesoscale regulation of NaYF4:Yb3+/Er3+ in a hydrothermal system was developed. The evolution of the product has several stages: nucleation, aggregation, orientation growth and ripening.

Graphical abstract: The mesoscale regulation of β-NaYF4:Yb3+/Er3+ with desired size and morphology via introducing Li+/K+ into a hydrothermal environment
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Induction of crystal nucleation by orientation-controlled binding of His6-tagged proteins to functionalized gold nanoparticles

Functionalized gold nanoparticles can induce crystal nucleation by orientation-controlled NTA–Ni2+– His6-tagged protein binding.

Graphical abstract: Induction of crystal nucleation by orientation-controlled binding of His6-tagged proteins to functionalized gold nanoparticles
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
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Growth of few-layer graphene on Cu foil by regulating the pressure of reaction gases

A method to grow few-layer graphene in the form of an “inverted pagoda” is proposed by controlling the pressure and the flow rate in a circulating chemical vapor deposition system.

Graphical abstract: Growth of few-layer graphene on Cu foil by regulating the pressure of reaction gases
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
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A stable dual-emitting dye@LMOF luminescence probe for the rapid and visible detection of organophosphorous pesticides in aqueous media

The composite RhB@LMOF 1 was synthesized and exhibited sensitive and selective recognition ability for the detection of organophosphorous (OPs) pesticides in aqueous media.

Graphical abstract: A stable dual-emitting dye@LMOF luminescence probe for the rapid and visible detection of organophosphorous pesticides in aqueous media
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
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Photochromic inorganic–organic complex derived from low-cost deep eutectic solvents with tunable photocurrent responses and photocatalytic properties

A photochromic inorganic–organic complex |C10H10N2|[GaF(C2O4)2] derived from low-cost deep-eutectic solvents possesses tunable photocurrent responses and photocatalytic activities.

Graphical abstract: Photochromic inorganic–organic complex derived from low-cost deep eutectic solvents with tunable photocurrent responses and photocatalytic properties
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
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Manipulating clusters by regulating N,O chelating ligands: structures and multistep assembly mechanisms

This work is the first study on how changes in ligand chelation sites regulate the assembly and ultimately control lanthanide clusters with different linkages.

Graphical abstract: Manipulating clusters by regulating N,O chelating ligands: structures and multistep assembly mechanisms
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
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Unexpected crystalline memory effect in poly(L-lactide)-based block copolymers

The unexpected crystalline memory effect in poly(L-lactide)-based block copolymers.

Graphical abstract: Unexpected crystalline memory effect in poly(l-lactide)-based block copolymers
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
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In situ fabrication of core–shell-structured Beta@Silicalite-1 catalysts by a novel steam-assisted crystallization strategy

A green and efficient steam-assisted crystallization (SAC) strategy was employed to synthesize a core–shell zeolite with different frameworks between the core and shell, Beta@Silicalite-1.

Graphical abstract: In situ fabrication of core–shell-structured Beta@Silicalite-1 catalysts by a novel steam-assisted crystallization strategy
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Inhibition of volatilization and polycrystalline cracking, and the optical properties of β-Ga2O3 grown by the EFG method

Large-size β-Ga2O3 single crystals without sub-grain boundaries and cracks were grown by the optimized EFG technology.

Graphical abstract: Inhibition of volatilization and polycrystalline cracking, and the optical properties of β-Ga2O3 grown by the EFG method
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Cracking mechanism and spectral properties of Er,Yb:CaGdAlO4 crystals grown by the LHPG method

High quality Er,Yb:CaGdAlO4 (Er,Yb:CALGO) single crystals with a diameter around 1 mm were successfully grown and investigated for the first time by the laser heated pedestal growth (LHPG) method.

Graphical abstract: Cracking mechanism and spectral properties of Er,Yb:CaGdAlO4 crystals grown by the LHPG method
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The growth and characterization of six inch lithium niobate crystals with high homogeneity

On a self-designed automatic diameter control system, large diameter (6 inch) LiNbO3 crystals without cracks are successfully grown by choosing a suitable temperature gradient, starting composition, and growth parameters with the Czochralski method.

Graphical abstract: The growth and characterization of six inch lithium niobate crystals with high homogeneity
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Structural investigations on two typical lithium germanate melts by in situ Raman spectroscopy and density functional theory calculations

In situ Raman spectroscopy, together with density functional theory calculations, was used to monitor the structural changes of polycrystalline Li4GeO4 and Li6Ge2O7 from room temperature to their melting temperatures.

Graphical abstract: Structural investigations on two typical lithium germanate melts by in situ Raman spectroscopy and density functional theory calculations
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Off-stoichiometry effects on the thermoelectric properties of Cu2+δSe (−0.1 ≤ δ ≤ 0.05) compounds synthesized by a high-pressure and high-temperature method

The chemical composition can directly tune the transport properties of Cu2Se liquid-like materials, including the carrier concentration, carrier mobility and superionic feature.

Graphical abstract: Off-stoichiometry effects on the thermoelectric properties of Cu2+δSe (−0.1 ≤ δ ≤ 0.05) compounds synthesized by a high-pressure and high-temperature method
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Oriented assembly of copper metal–organic framework membranes as tandem catalysts to enhance C–H hydroxyalkynylation reactions with regiocontrol

The continuous and uniform MOF-based membrane (1a) as a highly efficient heterogeneous catalyst was fabricated on porous Cu foam to significantly outperform bulk crystals 1 to execute C–H hydroxyalkynylation reactions with regiocontrol.

Graphical abstract: Oriented assembly of copper metal–organic framework membranes as tandem catalysts to enhance C–H hydroxyalkynylation reactions with regiocontrol
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
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Crystal structure features of CH3NH3PbI3−xBrx hybrid perovskites prepared by ball milling: a route to more stable materials

Hybrid organic–inorganic perovskites, MAPbX3 (MA: CH3–NH3+; X = halogen), prepared by ball milling are, by far, much more stable towards ambient conditions (air, humidity) than the conventional materials prepared from solution chemistry.

Graphical abstract: Crystal structure features of CH3NH3PbI3−xBrx hybrid perovskites prepared by ball milling: a route to more stable materials
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Transition-metal(II) complexes with a tripodal hexadentate ligand, 1,1,1-tris[2-aza-3-(imidazol-4-yl)prop-2-enyl]ethane, exhibiting incomplete total or absolute spontaneous resolution

Crystal structures and solid-state CD spectra of the compounds, [M(H3L)]Cl(ClO4) (M = Mn, Fe, Co, Ni and Zn) were examined.

Graphical abstract: Transition-metal(ii) complexes with a tripodal hexadentate ligand, 1,1,1-tris[2-aza-3-(imidazol-4-yl)prop-2-enyl]ethane, exhibiting incomplete total or absolute spontaneous resolution
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Precipitation of silver particles with controlled morphologies from aqueous solutions

Mono- and polycrystalline silver particles were formed with morphologies ranging from polyhedral, to hopper, dendritic and spherulitic particles with increasing supersaturation.

Graphical abstract: Precipitation of silver particles with controlled morphologies from aqueous solutions
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Using a continuous flow reactor for aqueous lateral epitaxial overgrowth of low-dislocation-density ZnO layers on honeycomb-patterned structures

A new type of continuous flow reactor was used for long-duration lateral epitaxial overgrowth of low-dislocation-density ZnO layers.

Graphical abstract: Using a continuous flow reactor for aqueous lateral epitaxial overgrowth of low-dislocation-density ZnO layers on honeycomb-patterned structures
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Study on the crack phenomenon of heavy FeS-doped Ib diamond crystals with {111} surface as growth surface in Fe–Ni–C system

Herein, the characteristics of heavy FeS-doped diamond crystals were studied using a China-type large volume cubic high-pressure apparatus (CHPA) with FeNi alloy as the catalyst at 6.0–6.5 GPa and 1350–1400 °C.

Graphical abstract: Study on the crack phenomenon of heavy FeS-doped Ib diamond crystals with {111} surface as growth surface in Fe–Ni–C system
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Bi-functional Mo and P co-doped ZnCo-LDH nanosheets as high performance electrocatalysts for boosting overall water splitting

To rationally construct electrode structures with high activity is very significant for bi-functionalization conversion systems.

Graphical abstract: Bi-functional Mo and P co-doped ZnCo-LDH nanosheets as high performance electrocatalysts for boosting overall water splitting
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
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Ferroelectricity and antiferromagnetism in organic–inorganic hybrid (1,4-bis(imidazol-1-ylmethyl)benzene)CuCl4·H2O

A new [CuCl4]2− based organic–inorganic hybrid, (bix)CuCl4·H2O (bix = 1,4-bis(imidazol-1-ylmethyl)benzene), is synthesized via simple solution method, which shows the coexistence of ferroelectric and antiferromagnetic ordering in (bix)CuCl4·H2O.

Graphical abstract: Ferroelectricity and antiferromagnetism in organic–inorganic hybrid (1,4-bis(imidazol-1-ylmethyl)benzene)CuCl4·H2O
From the themed collection: Crystal Growth
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Crystal aggregation into periodically grating-banded assemblies in phthalic acid modulated by molten poly(ethylene oxide)

A small-molecule compound, phthalic acid (PA), crystallized in the presence of poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) with various compositions was utilized as a model to investigate the morphology and crystal assembly of periodically ordered structures in banded spherulites.

Graphical abstract: Crystal aggregation into periodically grating-banded assemblies in phthalic acid modulated by molten poly(ethylene oxide)
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Influence of pH on CeIV-[AsIIIW9O33]9− association for the formation of hexanuclear cerium(IV) oxo-hydroxo-clusters stabilized by trivacant polyanions

Influence of pH on CeIV-AsW9O33 association leads to the formation of four crystalline compounds incorporating classical and distorted hexanuclear cerium clusters.

Graphical abstract: Influence of pH on CeIV-[AsIIIW9O33]9− association for the formation of hexanuclear cerium(iv) oxo-hydroxo-clusters stabilized by trivacant polyanions
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The influence of basicity and TiO2 on the crystallization behavior of high Ti-bearing slags

The change of basicity or TiO2 content in the high titanium slag will promote the evolution of the type and size of the precipitated crystal of the titanium-rich phase.

Graphical abstract: The influence of basicity and TiO2 on the crystallization behavior of high Ti-bearing slags
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Controllable synthesis of a 3D ZnS@MoO3 heterojunction via a hydrothermal method towards efficient NO purification under visible light

Heterojunctions can deliver superior photocatalytic efficiency via modulating the surface-interface reaction, enhancing light absorption and hindering charge carrier recombination.

Graphical abstract: Controllable synthesis of a 3D ZnS@MoO3 heterojunction via a hydrothermal method towards efficient NO purification under visible light
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Coordination polymers with salicylaldehyde ligands: structural diversity, selective sorption and luminescence sensing properties

Five new coordination polymers with salicylaldehyde ligands were obtained. They show diverse structures, selective dye adsorption and fluorescence sensing properties.

Graphical abstract: Coordination polymers with salicylaldehyde ligands: structural diversity, selective sorption and luminescence sensing properties
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Enhancing IR to NIR upconversion emission in Er3+-sensitized phosphors by adding Yb3+ as a highly efficient NIR-emitting center for photovoltaic applications

The IR to NIR upconversion emission is enhanced through codoping Yb3+ and the upconversion luminescence kinetics involved is investigated.

Graphical abstract: Enhancing IR to NIR upconversion emission in Er3+-sensitized phosphors by adding Yb3+ as a highly efficient NIR-emitting center for photovoltaic applications
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A systematic study of MOCVD reactor conditions and Ga memory effect on properties of thick InAl(Ga)N layers: a complete depth-resolved investigation

Thick InAlN layers (In-molar fraction >0.37) on GaN buffer layers were prepared using a close-coupled showerhead metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) reactor.

Graphical abstract: A systematic study of MOCVD reactor conditions and Ga memory effect on properties of thick InAl(Ga)N layers: a complete depth-resolved investigation
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Large scale epitaxial graphite grown on twin free nickel(111)/spinel substrate

Large scale, single crystalline graphite with millimeter size domain is achieved using a LPCVD process with a temperature below 925 °C.

Graphical abstract: Large scale epitaxial graphite grown on twin free nickel(111)/spinel substrate
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Seeking a novel energetic co-crystal strategy through the interfacial self-assembly of CL-20 and HMX nanocrystals

Solvent and heat induced self-assembly to CL-20/HMX co-crystals has been investigated. The mechanism towards such process could be concluded to nanoparticle inducing, oriented aggregation, surface integration and co-crystals assembly.

Graphical abstract: Seeking a novel energetic co-crystal strategy through the interfacial self-assembly of CL-20 and HMX nanocrystals
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Low temperature growth of (AlGa)2O3 films by oxygen radical assisted pulsed laser deposition

Low temperature growth of β-(AlGa)2O3 films has been realized by oxygen radical assisted pulsed laser deposition.

Graphical abstract: Low temperature growth of (AlGa)2O3 films by oxygen radical assisted pulsed laser deposition
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Induced crystallographic changes in Cd1−xZnxO films grown on r-sapphire by AP-MOCVD: the effects of the Zn content when x ≤ 0.5

HRXRD, SEM and TEM techniques were used to investigate crystallographic characteristics of Cd1−xZnxO films grown by MOCVD on r-plane sapphire in the transition process from the rock-salt to the wurtzite structure.

Graphical abstract: Induced crystallographic changes in Cd1−xZnxO films grown on r-sapphire by AP-MOCVD: the effects of the Zn content when x ≤ 0.5
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Hierarchical growth and morphological control of ordered Cu–Au alloy arrays with high surface enhanced Raman scattering activity

Low-cost Cu–Au alloy hierarchical structures are fabricated by coelectrodeposition, and the highest SERS activity is obtained when the atom ratio of Cu and Au is about 88 : 12.

Graphical abstract: Hierarchical growth and morphological control of ordered Cu–Au alloy arrays with high surface enhanced Raman scattering activity
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