Title: A New Paradigm of Crystallization Arising from Non-standard Nucleation Pathways
Authors: Basios, V ×
Lutsko, J
Nicolis, G
Maes, Daniël
Kirschhock, Christine #
Issue Date: Jan-2009
Publisher: C. Hanser
Series Title: Microgravity Science and Technology vol:21 issue:1-2 pages:47-51
Abstract: There is increasing evidence that large classes of colloid materials crystallize via a non-standard nucleation mechanism involving intermediate metastable phases. In this paper recent work on the microscopic derivation of the phase diagram and free energy barriers in the nucleation of protein crystals, and on the kinetics of growth of solid particles in the post-nucleation regime is reviewed. The extent to which combined structural and density fluctuation give rise to favourable crystallization pathways involving an intermediate fluid phase is assessed and the connection with experiments in microgravity at ISS (PROMISS-2 and NANOSLAB-2) is discussed.
ISSN: 0938-0108
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis
× corresponding author
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