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Theory of crystal formation complete again

(Phys.org)—Exactly how a crystal forms from solution is a problem that has occupied scientists for decades. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), together with researchers from Germany and the USA, are ...

dateFeb 19, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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Repulsive interactions

(PhysOrg.com) -- The recent state of the roads is a clear illustration of what happens when water freezes into crystals of ice. But despite its frequent occurrence, the crystallisation of water is remarkably difficult to ...

dateFeb 05, 2010 in Analytical Chemistry
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Controlling ice formation

(Phys.org)—Researchers have demonstrated that ice crystals will grow along straight lines in a controlled way on microgrooved surfaces. Compared to the random formation of ice crystals on smooth surfaces, the ice on the ...

dateMar 24, 2017 in Nanophysics feature
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