Collection of artificially grown crystals

This collection of crystals has been selected by the IUCr Commission on Crystal Growth and Characterization of Materials as examples of high-quality crystals grown artificially. If you would like to add your examples, please use the submission form.

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Cholesterol crystal
emerald These emerald crystals were grown from lithium molybdate melt. Emerald is a cyclosilicate having the composition Al2Be3[Si6O18]:Cr where doping with chromium is responsible for the green colour.
Miguel Gregorkiewitz
Cadmium Sulphide as-grown crystal of cadmium sulphide
Giovanni Attolini
ytterbium yttrium aluminium oxide This is a (Yb,Y)3Al5O12 solid solution crystal grown by the Czochralski technique. The blue color is caused by Yb2+. The [Yb]/[Y] ratio is 4:1.
Steffen Ganschow
Serotonin Adipate Ideal crystals of serotonin adipate (that usually degrades in solution) for X-Ray diffraction experiment
Denis Rychkov

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