Special Issue "Crystal Formation from Metastable Liquids"
A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017).
Interests: nucleation; liquid structure; thermophysical properties of liquid metals and alloys; glass formation; crystallization
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Crystal formation requires metastable state phase, such as supercooled, supercompressed, and supersaturated liquids causing driving force for the transformation. Such metastability of the liquids plays a key role in the mechamism by which the crystal structure and glasses are formed. If we are able to control the degree of metastability in liquids, we could potentially modify phase and size as well as chemical, electrical, magnetic, optical, and mechanical properties of the crystal. Therefore, its intimate knowledge holds great importance in fundamental sciences and applications. Therefore, the special issue on “Crystal formation from metastable liquids” is intended to discuss the detailed pathways of crystallization, nucleation and growth, phase separation, interface property, short and medium range order of liquid and liquid structures, glass formation, and thermophysical properties of liquids and so on.
Potential topics include, but again are not limited to:
- Crystallization: nucleation and growth, phase separation
- Glass formation
- Metastable liquids: supercooling, supercompressing, supersaturating liquids
- Advanced technical developments for crystal formation from metastable liquids
- Metastable crystal formation from metastable liquids
- Effect of liquid-liquid transition on crystallization
- Structural study of metastable liquids: X-ray, neuron, and raman scattering experiment and so on.
- Modeling liquid structure
Dr. Geun Woo Lee
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Metastable liquids and their thermophysical and structural properties
- Technical development for controlling the metastability of liquids