Crystal growth and morphology of LiH 2PO 4

Kwang Sei Lee, In Hwan Oh, Jin Jung Kweon, Cheol Eui Lee, Sang Ho Ahn

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Abstract

Single crystals of LiH 2PO 4 were grown from an aqueous solution by slow evaporation method, the morphology being observed by optical and scanning electron microscopes and the crystal structure being labeled by powder X-ray diffraction. The virtual crystal was simulated in accord with the realistic crystal observed, with the following faces in the space group Pna2 1-C2v9: pyramid {111}, {111}; prism {110}; dome {011}, {011}, {201}; pedion {001}. From comparison of the macroscopic morphology and the microscopic crystal structure, terminating groups of the top layer surfaces are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)802-808
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Chemistry and Physics
Volume136
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 15

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (Cyclotron Users Program 2012029495 and NRL Program 2012-0006259). The authors would like to thank Professor Werner Kaminsky (University of Washington) for his permission to perform the WinXMorph software, and the measurements at the Korean Basic Science Institute (KBSI) are gratefully acknowledged.

Keywords

  • Computer modeling and simulation
  • Crystal growth
  • Crystal symmetry
  • Insulators
  • Optical microscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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