Formation of new polymorphs and control of crystallization in molecular glass-formers by electric field.

Static electric fields were observed to modify the crystallization behavior in a simple supercooled liquid, leading to a new crystal polymorph that could not be obtained in the absence of a field, even under high-pressure conditions. Using different thermal protocols and field amplitudes in the range from 40 to 200 kV cm-1, changes in both nucleation and… (More)