Polarization Switching of Crystal Structure in the Nonphotochemical Light-Induced Nucleation of Supersaturated Aqueous Glycine Solutions

Bruce A. Garetz, Jelena Matic, Allan S. Myerson

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Abstract

By switching between linear and circular polarization in the irradiation of supersaturated solutions of the amino acid glycine in water with intense nanosecond pulses of near-infrared laser light, we have obtained the [Formula presented] and [Formula presented] phases, respectively, through nonphotochemical light-induced nucleation (NPLIN). This is the first report of light polarization controlling crystal structure. The intensity dependence of NPLIN in aqueous urea is also reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume89
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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