Real-time investigation of the growth kinetics of an organometallic complex crystal ATMB

Yi Sun, Xi Ling Yu, Wen Bo Hou, Shu Jun Zhang, Shi Yi Guo

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This paper reports the growth kinetics of a new kind of organometallic complex crystal triallylthiourea mercury bromide (ATMB), investigated by in situ microscopic observation. The step trains formed by the layer growth mechanism have larger width (ranged from 2 to 15 μm) and lower height (40-250 nm). The relationship between the growth rate R and the relative supersaturation σ was obtained by directly measuring the movement of step trains of ATMB crystal in aqueous solution. The variation of growth mechanism with supersaturation σ is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)606-609
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Physics Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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