Crystal Growth In Retrospect | June 28, 2010 Issue - Vol. 88 Issue 26 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 88 Issue 26 | p. 39 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 28, 2010

Crystal Growth In Retrospect

New technique back tracks crystal’s life when in situ methods aren’t workable
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: crystal growth

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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