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Molecular routes to the formation of ordered inorganic arrays


Heywood, BR and German, C, Molecular routes to the formation of ordered inorganic arrays, Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Microscopy Society of America, 31 July - 5 August 1994, New Orleans, LA, USA, pp. 376-388. (1994) [Refereed Conference Paper]


The controlled morphological tailoring of inorganic crystals to yield a form which favors self-assembly was investigated, with emphasis on the production of solids which express symmetry-related polar faces. Coulombic interactions between opposing polar faces was suggested to promote particle ordering. In pure water, barium sulfate crystals aggregate in a controlled manner via the polar faces. The use of tailor-made, bifunctional linking agents was also explored. Ordered aggregation was also investigated for other crystalline materials.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:agglomeration, barium compounds, crystal microstructure, crystal symmetry, crystallization, crystallography, morphology, particles
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Macromolecular and materials chemistry
Research Field:Structure and dynamics of materials
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Heywood, BR (Professor Brigid Heywood)
ID Code:104521
Year Published:1994
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2015-11-13
Last Modified:2015-11-13

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