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Crystal nucleation

Nucleus in a droplet

Real-time transmission electron microscopy shows that the formation of crystal nuclei of organic molecules in solution occurs inside dense liquid nanoclusters.

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Figure 1: Schematic of the two-step mechanism of nucleation of crystals of tribromide-Y on single-molecule hooks9.


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Vekilov, P. Nucleus in a droplet. Nature Mater 11, 838–840 (2012).

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