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Synthesis methods and Crystallization

Riadh Marzouki

King Khalid University


Isothermal Non-Isothermal Crystallization Kinetics Phase Transformation Nucleation Phase Growth Single Component Transformation Modeling Morphology Oxidation Kinetics Crystal Growth

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For a long time, the synthesis of crystalline materials has been a field of intense activity including several disciplines in the field of material science. There are several methods for synthesizing crystalline materials with different sizes (single crystal, crystalline powder, nano-crystalline materials). It may be mentioned: synthesis by reaction in the solid state, combustion, solvothermal route, sol gel reaction, etc. The average particle size depends on the adopted method of synthesis.
On the other hand, Mixtures or polymers cooled slowly from the melt can form regular crystalline structures. The typical temperature range for crystal growth is between the glass transition temperature and the melting point, especially for polymers. Often, maximum growth is observed about halfway between these two temperatures. The morphology of the crystals and the degree of crystallinity depend on the type and structure of the polymer and the growth conditions. The global models of the kinetics of crystallization make it possible to calculate the evolution of the degree of crystallinity at any moment in a point of a given medium, knowing some of its intrinsic properties (germination, growth) and the thermodynamic conditions (thermal, mechanical) which reign there.

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Riadh Marzouki

King Khalid University

Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry in King Khalid University (KSA) & University of Sfax (Tunisia) Researcher in Crystallography and Materials Laboratory: Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, Tunisia (Since 2009). Till now: 13 publications in Crystallography area (single crystal and polycrystalline powder) and 2 Open Lectures; 9 communications (4 oral); 4 Projects (financed by King Khalid University, KSA) Ph.D. thesis (2013): Crystallography and materials chemistry Area Research Interests: 1. Crystallography: Synthesis, Crystal structure determination, Charge Distribution, Bond Valence Sum calculations, 2. Densification, control of the microstructure of ceramics, 3. Electrical conductivity studies (microstructure, structure and substitution effects), 4. Ion pathways simulation using BVS and BVSE models.

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