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Platform and system for crystal nucleation and growth

United States Patent Application

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A method for growing crystals comprises removing solvent from a first plurality of solutions of a compound simultaneously and at substantially the same rate, to form a solid; and removing solvent from a second plurality of solutions of the compound simultaneously and at different rates, to form a solid. The first plurality of solutions contain different concentrations of the compound, and the second plurality of solutions contain substantially the same concentration of the compound.
Kim, David Y. (Glenview, IL), Talreja, Sameer (Champaign, IL), Zukoski, Charles F. (Urbana, IL), Kenis, Paul J. A. (Champaign, IL)
10/ 760,144
January 15, 2004
[0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract Number DEFG02-91ER45439 awarded by the Department of Energy--Frederick Seitz Material Research Laboratory. The Government has certain rights in the invention.