我室廖洪钢教授在 Chemical Engineering Journal 上发表论文：In situ TEM observation of liquid flow induced dense phase formation and anisotropic nanocrystal growth
摘要：The nucleation and growth of crystals from solutions are fundamental to materials synthesis and its applications. The mass transfer at micro/nano region in solution will greatly influence the crystal growth process, however, to our knowledge, there is rarely research at this scale due to the technique limit. By using in situ liquid cell transmission electron microscopy (TEM), we observed the crystal growth at flow condition with high resolution in real time. Interestingly, we found a flow induced formation of the solute rich dense liquid phase near surface at ultra-low precursor concentration, which then transformed to nanocrystals. The dendritic crystal growth was accelerated by the dense phase droplet merging and the anisotropic crystal growth was controlled by dense phase shape evolution. Our study deepens the understanding of crystal growth mechanisms, which is crucial to determine reaction dynamics and design hierarchical nanomaterials.