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Crystal growth-lab


A Nabertherm muffle furnace for temperatures up to 1400°C as well as three special furnaces for six steel autoclaves are available for the preparation of polycrystalline samples and single-crystals under dry and hydrothermal conditions. Two drying cabinets type Heraeus Kelvitron and a completely equipped wet-chemical laboratory for pre- and post-treatment of samples, complete the instrumentation.


Syntheses of crystalline materials of every kind, heating- and melting-experiments as well as continuative fundamental preparations. Examples of current research: recycling of autoclaved aerated  concrete, nano- and microcrystalline zeolites, compounds with embedded light-element-hydrides.


Kleber, W., Bautsch, H.-J., Bohm, J., Klimm, D. (2010): Einführung in die Kristallographie, Oldenbourg Vlg. München (Kapitel 3: Physikalisch-chemische Kristallographie), ISBN 978-3-486-59075-3

Buhl, J.-C., Schuster, C., Robben, L.  (2011): Nanocrystalline sodalite grown from superalkaline NaCl bearing gels at low temperature (333K) and the influence of TEA on crystallization process, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 142 (2-3) , pp. 666-671