Surface design for controlled crystallization: the role of surface chemistry and nanoscale pores in heterogeneous nucleation.


Current industrial practice for control of primary nucleation (nucleation from a system without pre-existing crystalline matter) during crystallization from solution involves control of supersaturation generation, impurity levels, and solvent composition. Nucleation behavior remains largely unpredictable, however, due to the presence of container surfaces… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/la104351k