The role of surface hydrolysis of ferricyanide anions in crystal growth of snowflake-shaped α-Fe2O3
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Selective adsorption and surface hydrolysis of [Fe(CN)6]3− anions on α-Fe2O3 crystals was found to be a crucial process in the formation of a snowflake-like morphology, and the established mechanism is complementary to the classical theories of crystal growth.
Liu , Z , Chiang , C-Y , Li , W & Zhou , W 2015 , ' The role of surface hydrolysis of ferricyanide anions in crystal growth of snowflake-shaped α-Fe 2 O 3 ' Chemical Communications , vol 51 , no. 45 , pp. 9350-9353 . DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02011E
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This work was supported by the NNSF of China (No. 51302280), NSF of Qinghai (2014-ZJ-936Q), and Young Scholar Project of Qinghai Institute of Salt Lakes, Chinese Academy of Sciences. WZ thanks EPSRC for financial support to the Electron Microscopy Laboratory (EP/F019580/1).
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