Microprobe of structure of crystal/liquid interface boundary layers

Xiling Yu, Jinglin You, Yan Wang, Zhenxiang Cheng, Bingkun Yu, Shujun Zhang, Daliang Sun, Guochang Jiang

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The molecular structures and its evolutive regularities within the boundary layers in the crystal groWth of KDP and DKDP have been studied in real time by using holography and Raman microprobe. The experiments show that the molecular structure of mother solution within the boundary layers is distinctly different from that of the solutions alone. In this paper, the effects of cations within the boundary layers on the structure of solution are considered. Within the characteristic boundary layers, the effects of cations cause the changes in O-P-O bond angle, electronic density redistribution of the phosphate groups, and significant changes in the bond intensity, thus leading to the breaking of partial hydrogen bonds of the phosphate associations, the readjustment of geometry of anionic phosphate groups and desolvation, and the forming of the smectic ordering structure of the anions-cations. Finally, the crystallization unit of anion-cation should be formed at the proximate interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-273
Number of pages9
JournalScience in China, Series B: Chemistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)


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