Growth of meta-chloronitrobenzene crystals in the presence of "tailor-made" additives: assignment of the polar axes from morphological changes

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  • External authors:
  • B. D. Chen
  • G. D. Potts
  • J. Garside
  • D. Bergmann
  • S. Niehörster
  • J. Ulrich


Measured face growth rates of meta-chloronitrobenzene (m-CNB) crystals grown in the presence of para-chloronitrobenzene (p-CNB) confirmed the previous morphological calculations that p-CNB molecules enter preferentially the chlorine-rich end of the polar c-axis of m-CNB crystals, the growth of this end being greatly inhibited. A simple experimental technique is introduced to demonstrate how an absolute assignment of a polar axis in a noncentrosymmetric crystal can be made by the use of the appropriate additives. © 1994.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-303
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 1994