Volume : 2, Issue : 4, APR 2016

METHODS OF GROWING SINGLE CRYSTALS

Nazia Siddiqui, Saleem Javed

Abstract

In the synthesis (organic, inorganic, organometallic, biochemical) crystal structure of the compound is the milestone. Any crystal structure shows - exact connectivity,bond distances, angles, complete identification of the compound, intermolecular interactions and intramolecular interactions. Information gained is rarely incorrect. It provides positive identification and answers of basic questions regarding bonding. To know the crystal structure we have to grow single crystals by using different strategies and have the idea how single crystals grow from solid, liquid and gas phase.

Keywords

Crystal growth, single crystal, data collection, structure refinement

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