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Welding Crystals


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  • By Luca Catalano

Description

When you break a ruby, there is not much you can do to fix it. The same holds for a big crystal of salt or sugar. We developed a reliable method to weld together two fragments of a broken crystal to restore its properties. This might be relevant for those technolgies which rely on the use of crystalline materials to repair damaged devices.

Luca Catalono is a Research Associate in the Department of Chemistry at University of Liverpool.

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