Highly branched organic microcrystals via self-organization and growth kinetics manipulation

@inproceedings{Li2012HighlyBO,
  title={Highly branched organic microcrystals via self-organization and growth kinetics manipulation},
  author={Wei Li and Cuiping Zhao and Bin Zou and Xiujuan Zhang and Jia Yu and Xiaohong Zhang and Jiansheng Jie},
  year={2012}
}
We demonstrate the first investigation of highly branched small-molecular organic microcrystals via self-organization of crystallites at the nucleation stage and then growth kinetics manipulation at the crystal growth stage. Temperature control was found to be critical in the formation of the branched structures. At higher temperature (25 °C), crystallites follow the conventional growth route to minimize the total surface energy under thermodynamic control, and grow into polyhedral crystals… CONTINUE READING