Crystal growth in gel media

Patel, Ambalal Ranchhodhbhai ; Rao, A. Venkateswara (1982) Crystal growth in gel media Bulletin of Materials Science, 4 (5). pp. 527-548. ISSN 0250-4707

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An attempt has been made in this review to cover the existing information on the growth of single crystals in gels. Preparation of various types of gels, in which crystals can be grown, has been briefly described. The growth of single crystals from gels is reviewed using the following classifications: (i) Crystal growth by reaction. (ii) Crystallization by complex dilution method. (iii) Crystal growth by reduction of solubility. A compact list of some important crystals grown in gels is given. Growth mechanism and nucleation problems are discussed. Morphologies of various gel-grown crystals are described. Researches on gel-grown single crystals are also briefly described.

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Keywords:Gel Growth; Nucleation; Growth Mechanism; Morphologies; Crystal Growth; Complex Dilution Method; nucleation Control; Habit Modification
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