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Advanced Topics on Crystal Growth

Edited by Sukarno Ferreira

Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil

Crystal growth is the key step of a great number of very important applications. The development of new devices and products, from the traditional microelectronic industry to pharmaceutical industry and many others, depends on crystallization processes. The objective of this book is not to cover all areas of crystal growth but just present, as specified in the title, important selected topics, as applied to organic and inorganic systems. All authors have been selected for being key researchers in their field of specialization, working in important universities and research labs around the world. The first section is mainly devoted to biological systems and covers topics like proteins, bone and ice crystallization. The second section brings some applications to inorganic systems and describes more general growth techniques like chemical vapor crystallization and electrodeposition. This book is mostly recommended for students working in the field of crystal growth and for scientists and engineers in the fields of crystalline materials, crystal engineering and the industrial applications of crystallization processes.

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Advanced Topics on Crystal GrowthEdited by Sukarno Ferreira

Published: February 20th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/46151

ISBN: 978-953-51-1010-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6307-7

Copyright year: 2013

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53722 Total Chapter Downloads

44 Crossref Citations

93 Web of Science Citations

106 Dimensions Citations


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1. Proteins and Their Ligands: Their Importance and How to Crystallize Them

By Astrid Hoeppner, Lutz Schmitt and Sander H.J. Smits


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2. Purification of Erythromycin by Antisolvent Crystallization or Azeotropic Evaporative Crystallization

By Kui Chen, Li-Jun Ji and Yan-Yang Wu


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3. Crystal Growth of Inorganic and Biomediated Carbonates and Phosphates

By Antonio Sánchez-Navas, Agustín Martín-Algarra, Mónica Sánchez- Román, Concepción Jiménez-López, Fernando Nieto and Antonio Ruiz-Bustos


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4. Direction Controlled Growth of Organic Single Crystals by Novel Growth Methods

By M. Arivanandhan, V. Natarajan, K. Sankaranarayanan and Y. Hayakawa


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5. Characterizations of Functions of Biological Materials Having Controlling-Ability Against Ice Crystal Growth

By Hidehisa Kawahara


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6. The Mineralization of Bone and Its Analogies with Other Hard Tissues

By Ermanno Bonucci


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7. Modeling Ice Crystal Formation of Water in Biological System

By Zhi Zhu He and Jing Liu


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8. Crystallization: From the Conformer to the Crystal

By J.S. Redinha, A.J. Lopes Jesus, A.A.C.C. Pais and J. A. S. Almeida


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9. Chemical Vapor Transport Reactions–Methods, Materials, Modeling

By Peer Schmidt, Michael Binnewies, Robert Glaum and Marcus Schmidt


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10. Growth and Development of Sapphire Crystal for LED Applications

By Huili Tang, Hongjun Li and Jun Xu


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11. Crystal Growth by Electrodeposition with Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Emulsion

By Masato Sone, Tso-Fu Mark Chang and Hiroki Uchiyama


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12. Inorganic Nanostructures Decorated Graphene

By Hong Ngee Lim, Nay Ming Huang, Chin Hua Chia and Ian Harrison


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13. Metal Chalcogenides Tetrahedral Molecular Clusters: Crystal Engineering and Properties

By Chun-Chang Ou and Chung-Sung Yang


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