This dataset comprises original images and videos collected during experiments on the nucleation and crystal growth from supersaturated aqueous solutions of sodium bromide.
Different methods were used to induce nucleation: mechanical shock-induced nucleation, nucleation by ultrasound (sonocrystallization), non-photochemical laser-induced nucleation (NPLIN) and laser-trapping nucleation. The most stable crystal form at room temperature is known to be sodium bromide dihydrate (DH) and this form was favoured (> 95%) through spontaneous nucleation or mechanical shock. Sonocrystallization favoured DH crystals (74%). Remarkably both laser-induced nucleation methods showed a strong preference (> 90%) for anhydrous (AH) crystals.
Alexander, Andrew; Barber, Eleanor; Ward, Andrew; Ward, Martin. (2021). Laser-induced nucleation of supersaturated aqueous sodium bromide, [dataset]. University of Edinburgh. School of Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.7488/ds/3166.
|Date made available||12 Nov 2021|
|Geographical coverage||UK,UNITED KINGDOM|