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Title: AMBIENT-CONDITION CRYSTAL ENGINEERING: OVERCOMING HIGH TEMPERATURES/PRESSURES
Authors: NG CHOON HWEE BERNARD
Keywords: crystal growth, ambient-condition, green synthesis, shape control, phase control
Issue Date: 30-Dec-2016
Source: NG CHOON HWEE BERNARD (2016-12-30). AMBIENT-CONDITION CRYSTAL ENGINEERING: OVERCOMING HIGH TEMPERATURES/PRESSURES. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: With the maturing of research on the preparation of nanomaterials, it has become apparent that the translation of laboratory experimentation towards nano-manufacturing requires methods that not only can produce high-quality crystals, but are also green, economical and sustainable. In this thesis, we report the ambient-condition preparation of four types of crystals (basic bismuth nitrate, Ag<sub>2</sub>MoO<sub>4</sub>, Ag<sub>2</sub>WO<sub>4</sub> and Ag<sup>0</sup>). More importantly, insights into their growth mechanisms and characteristics were unravelled from temporal and controlled experiments. Fundamentally, we demonstrate that with careful experimental design guided by an in-depth understanding of the unique crystal growth modes, it is possible to apply green methods with no loss of synthetic quality and control. Like the core of a ripple, the concepts and strategies identified in this thesis can propagate through research, leading to expanded and more visible impact in the field of crystal engineering and applications.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/135836
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