Issue Date: June 28, 2010
Crystal Growth In Retrospect
Just as tree rings reveal the secrets of a tree’s growth, a new technique that involves peering at a crystal’s cross section permits researchers to follow the growth of a crystal retrospectively (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., DOI: 10.1002/anie.201000952). Kenneth Harris of Cardiff University, in Wales, and François Guillaume of the University of Bordeaux, in France, hope the strategy will be useful when in situ methods aren’t workable, such as when crystal growth happens . . .
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