Jürg Hulliger

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Interactions of "organic fluorine" have gained great interest not only in the context of crystal engineering, but also in the systematic design of functional materials. The first part of this tutorial review presents an overview on interactions known by organic fluorine. This involves π-π(F), C-F···H, F···F, C-F···π(F), C-F···π, C-F···M(+), C-F···C=O and(More)
The well-established occurrence of pyroelectricity (Lang, 1966) in tissues of living organisms has found a first explanation by a Markov-chain mechanism taking place during collagen fibril self-assembly in extracytoplasmic channels. Recently reported biochemical findings on the longitudinal fusion reactivity of small fibril segments (which undergo C-, N-(More)
Recently, attention has been spent on crystal growth of phosphate compounds in gels for studying the mechanism of in vitro crystallization processes. Here, we present a gel-based approach for the synthesis of barium hydrogen phosphate (BHP) crystals using single and double diffusion techniques in gelatin. The composite crystals were compared with analytical(More)
Brushite and octacalcium phosphate (OCP) crystals are well-known precursors of hydroxylapatite (HAp), the main mineral found in bone. In this report, we present a new method for biomimicking brushite and OCP using single and double diffusion techniques. Brushite and OCP crystals were grown in an iota-carrageenan gel. The aggregates were analyzed by scanning(More)
One of the most intriguing phenomena in glass forming systems is the dynamic crossover (T(B)), occurring well above the glass temperature (T(g)). So far, it was estimated mainly from the linearized derivative analysis of the primary relaxation time τ(T) or viscosity η(T) experimental data, originally proposed by Stickel et al. [J. Chem. Phys. 104, 2043(More)
We report laser operation in planar and linear Nd:YLF waveguide structures grown by liquid-phase epitaxy (LPE). We could reduce the relatively high threshold of 115-mW incident pump power observed for the planar waveguide to 8 mW in a ridge-type structure that we obtained by mechanical polishing and subsequent growth of a cladding layer. Substantial(More)
The mechanism of insertion of p-nitroaniline (PNA) and its diffusion behavior in channels of the hexagonal host structure of tris(o-phenylenedioxy)cyclotriphosphazene (TPP) was investigated by means of molecular modeling tools. Strong preferential sites in the bulk were found to be due to pi-pi and NH-pi interactions between PNA and channel walls of TPP. MD(More)
We analyze a layer-by-layer growth model of crystals consisting of dipolar molecules with two directional states. The model is characterized by the assumption of thermal equilibrium formation of new adlayers, whereas previous layers are treated as being "frozen" in the state in which they were formed. Longitudinal and transverse Ising-type nearest neighbor(More)