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Crystallization under nanoscale confinement

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2066-2079
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60234F, Tutorial ReviewQi Jiang, Michael D. Ward
Crystallization under confinement within nanoporous matrices can produce insights into nucleation, size-dependent polymorphism, thermotropic behaviors and preferred crystal orientation.
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Nucleation & crystallisation

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2009-2012
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS90015D, EditorialDavid B. Amabilino, Xavier Obradors
Guest editors David Amabilino and Xavier Obradors introduce the Nucleation and crystallisation themed issue of Chemical Society Reviews.
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Tailored surfaces of perovskite oxide substrates for conducted growth of thin films

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2272-2285
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60434A, Tutorial ReviewFlorencio Sanchez, Carmen Ocal, Josep Fontcuberta
Overview of strategies for chemical termination control in perovskite single crystals and their use for the smart fabrication of functional nanostructures.
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Scanning tunnelling microscopy of epitaxial nanostructures

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2226-2239
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60458F, Tutorial ReviewMatthew S. J. Marshall, Martin R. Castell
Scanning tunnelling microscopy provides unique information on the surface structure and different growth modes of epitaxial nanostructures.
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Crystallization of molecular systems from solution: phase diagrams, supersaturation and other basic concepts

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2286-2300
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60359H, Tutorial ReviewGerard Coquerel
Crystallization reactions are depicted using pathways in phase diagrams. This approach used is rational both in seeding and control of the process.
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Pre-nucleation clusters as solute precursors in crystallisation

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2348-2371
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60451A, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Denis Gebauer, Matthias Kellermeier, Julian D. Gale, Lennart Bergstrom, Helmut Colfen
We review evidence for phase separation via pre-nucleation clusters of the most common biominerals, as well as amino acids.
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Experimental modelling of single-particle dynamic processes in crystallization by controlled colloidal assembly

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2324-2347
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60398A, Review ArticleTian Hui Zhang, Xiang Yang Liu
A comprehensive review of the experimental modeling of single particle dynamics in crystallization is presented.
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Chemical solution route to self-assembled epitaxial oxide nanostructures

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2200-2225
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60365B, Tutorial ReviewX. Obradors, T. Puig, M. Gibert, A. Queralto, J. Zabaleta, N. Mestres
In this review we discuss how to self-assemble epitaxial functional oxide nanostructures via chemical solution deposition as an ex situ growth approach for high throughput nanofabrication at low cost.
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Self-assembly of colloidal one-dimensional nanocrystals

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2301-2323
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60397K, Review ArticleShuang-Yuan Zhang, Michelle D. Regulacio, Ming-Yong Han
This review presents how colloidal one-dimensional (1D) nanocrystals can be arranged to form a wide range of well-ordered structures using different self-assembly methods.
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Crystallisation in oxide glasses - a tutorial review

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2174-2186
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60305A, Tutorial ReviewN. Karpukhina, R. G. Hill, R. V. Law
This tutorial review is an introduction to the crystallisation in oxide glasses and presents the topic with a few specific original points combining the fundamentals with the latest achievements in glass and glass-ceramics science.
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Heterogeneous nucleation of/on nanoparticles: a density functional study using the phase-field crystal model

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2159-2173
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60225G, Tutorial ReviewLaszlo Granasy, Frigyes Podmaniczky, Gyula I. Toth, Gyorgy Tegze, Tamas Pusztai
Molecular theory investigates amorphous-precursor-mediated crystal nucleation and the validity domain of the free-growth-limited model of particle-induced nucleation.
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Microfluidic platforms: a mainstream technology for the preparation of crystals

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2253-2271
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60372E, Tutorial ReviewJosep Puigmarti-Luis
A broad and up-to-date overview of the distinct microfluidic approaches is presented where main emphasis is given to crystallization studies.
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Predicting crystal structures of organic compounds

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2098-2111
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60279F, Tutorial ReviewOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Sarah L. Price
Organic Crystal Structure Prediction methods generate the thermodynamically plausible crystal structures of a molecule. There are often many more such structures than experimentally observed polymorphs.
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Nucleation and growth of the Naica giant gypsum crystals

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2013-2026
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60320B, Tutorial ReviewFermin Otalora, JuanMa Garcia-Ruiz
The awesome giant crystals of gypsum grown in the underground mine of Naica (Mexico) are used to introduce the basics of the classical nucleation theory and the crystal growth mechanisms, and how that knowledge can be applied to unveil the geochemical conditions leading to the formation of these colossal crystals.
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Laser ablation for protein crystal nucleation and seeding

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2147-2158
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60226E, Tutorial ReviewHiroshi Y. Yoshikawa, Ryota Murai, Hiroaki Adachi, Shigeru Sugiyama, Mihoko Maruyama, Yoshinori Takahashi, Kazufumi Takano, Hiroyoshi Matsumura, Tsuyoshi Inoue, Satoshi Murakami, Hiroshi Masuhara, Yusuke Mori
This tutorial review gives an overview of the successful application of laser ablation techniques to nucleation and seeding for the production of protein single crystals, and also describes the advantages from a physico-chemical perspective.
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Flow induced crystallisation of polymers

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2240-2252
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60308C, Tutorial ReviewGaetano Lamberti
This tutorial review describes the state of current research and findings on the phenomena of polymer crystallisation under processing conditions, with particular emphasis on the effects of fluid flow.
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Nucleation and growth of epitaxial metal-oxide films based on polymer-assisted deposition

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2141-2146
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60285K, Tutorial ReviewT. M. McCleskey, P. Shi, E. Bauer, M. J. Highland, J. A. Eastman, Z. X. Bi, P. H. Fuoss, P. M. Baldo, W. Ren, B. L. Scott, A. K. Burrell, Q. X. Jia
Binding metal ions to polymers protects metal ions from reaction at low temperatures before polymers are depolymerized and makes filtration possible in the PAD process.
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Nanocrystals from solutions: catalysts

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2112-2124
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60221D, Tutorial ReviewYuen Wu, Dingsheng Wang, Yadong Li
This review summarizes the latest research to exploit nucleation and growth processes of nanocrystals, discussing the essence of nanocrystal catalysis.
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Some unique features of polymer crystallisation

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2055-2065
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60306G, Tutorial ReviewGunter Reiter
Polymers come as chains of crystallisable blocks attaching sequentially to the crystal, leading to meta-stable states of folded chains.
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The relevance of light in the formation of colloidal metal nanoparticles

3 April, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2089-2097
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60256G, Tutorial ReviewMarek Grzelczak, Luis M. Liz-Marzan
The presence of light in chemical synthesis of plasmonic nanoparticles offers promising tools for colloidal nanofabrication.
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