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Korth Kristalle GmbH, Germany

For over 60 years we have grown crystals and used them to manufacture highly precise optical components for the Infrared, Ultraviolet and Visible regions of the spectrum.For Crystal Growth we are mainly using the Bridman-Stockbarger and Nacken-Kyropoulos techniques-on request we also offer doped cry more

Thermo Fisher (Kandel) GmbH, Germany

Alfa Aesar, now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific is a leading manufacturer and supplier of chemicals, metals, and life science products for research and development. For more than 50 years, scientists have relied on Alfa Aesar to supply high purity raw materials for a variety of research and dev more

IRUBIS GmbH, Germany

We are innovating ATR infrared spectroscopy by making it easier, cheaper and better. Boost the performance of your ATR device with our crystals and accessories.We developed a procedure to manufacture cost-effective and high-quality ATR crystals. Our products are made of silicon, can be functionalize more

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News Crystals

  • When human and machine agree

    Iridium oxide is an excellent catalyst for electrochemical reactions, and is typically used for the production of energy carriers such as hydrogen from water. Now it turns out that research on iridium oxide carried out so far has been based on a wrong basic assumption: The arrangement of the atoms o more

  • When crystals throw sparks

    Pyroelectricity is a phenomenon in physics in which heat can be converted into electricity via certain crystals or into a voltage that can be used for chemical reactions. While the first application is already used in devices such as motion detectors today, the second application, although well-know more

  • Painting with crystals

    Semiconductors made of organic materials, e.g. for light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and solar cells, could replace or supplement silicon-based electronics in the future. The efficiency of such devices depends crucially on the quality of thin layers of such organic semiconductors. These layers are creat more

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Videos Crystals

Understanding Crystallography - Part 1: From Proteins to Crystals

How can you determine the structure of a complex molecule from a single crystal? Professor Elspeth Garman take us on a journey into the world of crystallography - from protein production and purification to growing the right type of crystals.In her laboratory at the University of Oxford Elspeth ... more

Understanding Crystallography - Part 2: From Crystals to Diamond

How do X-rays help us uncover the molecular basis of life?In the second part of this mini-series, Professor Stephen Curry takes us on a journey into the Diamond Light Source, one of the UK's most expensive and sophisticated scientific facilities.Generating light brighter than the sun, and hostin ... more

Pulling Apart Titanium Oxide Surfaces

Researchers slowly pull apart tiny bits of a titanium oxide mineral called rutile. The red dots near the top show the starting point. As the bottom half is pulled down, the top half stays attached by van der Waals forces -- until, that is, the pull becomes too great. The tips are about a thousan ... more

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Infographics Crystals

The Shapes of Snowflakes

In the Northern Hemisphere at least, the idealised vision of Christmas involves snow. Whilst no one snowflake is exactly the same as another, at least on a molecular level, scientists have none-the-less devised a system of classification for the many types of crystals that snow can form. This graphi more

Lead Iodide & ‘Golden Rain’

Kicking off an occasional new series of graphics with today’s post, which’ll be looking at common chemical reactions encountered in schools. Today kicks off with one of my favourite reactions, the ‘Golden Rain’ demonstration, which involves the synthesis and recrystallisation of lead (II) iodide, an more

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Colloidal crystals

Colloidal crystals Definition Colloidal crystals are ordered arrangements of particles between 100nm to 1μm. more

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