Role of Impurity Nanoparticles in Laser-Induced Nucleation of Ammonium Chloride

Martin R. Ward, Alasdair M. Mackenzie, Andrew J. Alexander

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Nanopore filtration substantially reduces crystal formation by non-photochemical laser-induced nucleation (NPLIN). Analysis of residues suggests the presence of solid iron phosphate nanoparticle impurities in NH4Cl. We show that doping with iron-oxide nanoparticles can promote NPLIN and propose a mechanism for NPLIN based on heating of solid nanoparticles present as trace impurities.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Early online date24 Oct 2016
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 24 Oct 2016

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