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Title
Surface atomic structure of KDP crystals in aqueous solution ; an explanation of the growth shape
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Abstract
With this study on KDP, we present an interface atomic structure determination of a crystal in contact with its growth solution. Using x-ray diffraction at a third-generation synchrotron radiation source, the structure of both the {101} and {100} faces has been determined. We found that the {101} faces are terminated by a layer of K+ ions and not by H2PO4- groups, resolving a long-standing issue that could not be predicted by theory. This result leads to an atomic-scale explanation of the influence of metal impurities on the macroscopic growth morphology.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review letters. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 1998
ISSN
0031-9007
Volume/pages
80:10(1998), p. 2229-2232
ISI
000072385400051
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