Controlling mesoscale crystal helicity with additives, again

Bart Kahr, Alexander Shtukenberg, Erica Gunn, Damien J. Carter, Andrew L. Rohl

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Various researchers recently reported that they had first controlled the mesoscale helicity of achiral crystals with the use of chiral additives. In fact, Wallerant showed in 1907 that resorcinol crystals, among others, grew from the melt as helical fibers whose sense of twist was determined by resolved additives. Wallerant's demonstration is reproduced herein and his observations are given interpretation via computation of adsorption energetics through simulated annealing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2070-2073
Number of pages4
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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