Add to our gallery of artificially-grown crystals

Use this form to upload an example of a crystal that you have grown, with details of the procedure and conditions you used.

Selection Committee

Submissions will be considered by a committee of the IUCr Commission on Crystal Growth and Characterization of Materials. Please select an individual from the list so that the workload may be shared amongst committee members. If you have no preference for a specific individual, please select a member geographically close to you. 

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Image of the crystal

Uploaded images should be at least 800x600 pixels. Pictures should be optical pictures or SEM/TEM/AFM in the case of thin films or micro/nanostructures. Please be selective: we recommend that individual authors do not upload more than three pictures per year.

Please provide a title for your picture:
Friendly name for the file
A caption describing interesting features of the picture:
The Caption attribute for the image
Location of file on your filesystem:
You may only upload files no larger than 20.0 MB
NOTE: You may only upload files of type gif, jpg, jpeg and png

Information about the contributor

Please supply contact details in case we need any further information:
Your name:  
Your email address:  
Your school, college or company:  
Your address:  

Important notice: By uploading this image and information, (1) you declare that you own the Copyright in the image; (2) you retain the Copyright in your work; (3) you allow the IUCr Commission on Crystal Growth and Characterization of Materials to publish it with a Creative Commons Attribution Licence. This will allow its use for educational or other purposes, without your needing to grant formal permission, so long as you are acknowledged as the source.

Information about the crystal

Please supply as much detailed information as possible about the following properties of the crystal:
Compound name
(all lowercase, e.g. sodium chloride, common salt):
Compound formula (e.g. KMnO3):  
Crystal dimensions (e.g. 9.1 x 5.3 x 4.8 mm):  
Crystal mass (e.g. 11.4 g):  
Colour (e.g. transparent, translucent orange, green):  
Keywords (please select one or more to help with searches):  

Information about the growth conditions

Please provide information about the following aspects of the crystal growth process:
Technique used:  
Temperature (use the Kelvin scale, e.g. 298 K):  
Pressure (bar)
leave empty for ambient pressure:
Growth rate or time taken to grow the crystal:  
Dopant and doping procedure:  
Keywords (please select one or more to help with searches):  


Please provide any further information (100 words max.):
Tell us of any applications for the crystal you have grown:  
Links to references or web pages explaining more about the crystal:  
Any other comments  

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