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Oriented attachment determines a shape of nanoparticles in gas phase

Until two decades ago, the process of crystallization from a supersaturated solution was assumed to proceed exclusively by molecule-by-molecule addition. However, some recent pioneering theoretical and experimental studies have revealed that crystals can grow by some other,

Grow TiO2 nano-crystals on cellulose to sequester lead in water

Heavy metals in water pose significant threat to environment and public health. Lead, for example, when present above the action level in drinking water as a toxin, can cause a variety of adverse health effects such as

New materials challenge well-established theory of crystal growth

The classical theory of crystal growth was established over a century ago and is still used today to describe the formation of crystals with highly symmetrical shapes. This theory explains that crystals start as a single seed