Nonphotochemical Laser-Induced Crystal Nucleation by an Evanescent Wave

Martin R. Ward, Alasdair Rae, Andrew J. Alexander

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Laser-induced nucleation of potassium chloride was achieved using an evanescent wave. Unprecedented localization of the time and position of nucleation, within 5 ns and within 100 nm of the glass−solution interface, respectively, has been achieved with this method.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4600-4605
Number of pages6
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2015


  • laser-induced nucleation
  • hydrophobic coatings
  • evanescent wave


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