GROWTH MECHANISM OF KDP CRYSTALS FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS

Biljana Maksimović, Branislava Misailović, Mićo Mitrović, Andrijana Žekić

Abstract


The results of the effect of the growth history on Potassium Dihydrogen Phosphate (KDP) crystals growth mechanism are presented in the paper. Crystals were grown in temperature range of from aqueous solutions, saturated at . Two types of the experiments were performed. In both types, after the nucleation at  crystals were grown at the same temperature for about 1.5 hour and then dissolved at temperature  for about 15 min. After refaceting, in the first type, the crystal growth started at , followed by the temperature increasing in steps of  to . In the second type, after refaceting the crystal growth started at , followed by the temperature decreasing in steps of  to . Obtained results indicate that KDP crystals growth mechanisms do not depend on growth history. They are discussed in accordance with the current theories.

Keywords


Potassium Dihydrogen Phosphate, growth from solution, growth mechanisms

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7251/cm.v2i8.4414

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