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Precipitates shape up

Precipitation processes enable the fast preparation of a variety of inorganic materials, although typically with little control over their morphology. Now, their one-, two- or three-dimensional growth has been promoted simply by tuning the electrolytic dissociation of the reactants and the supersaturation of the solution.

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Fig. 1: Schematic representation of the tuning of the reaction conditions to control the growth of inorganic materials.


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Park, M., Lee, GH. & Kang, YM. Precipitates shape up. Nat. Chem. 11, 685–686 (2019).

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