In silico crystal growth rate prediction for NaCl from aqueous solution

Mark N. Joswiak, Baron Peters, Michael F. Doherty

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The prediction of crystal growth rates from solution is a longstanding challenge and paramount opportunity for pharmaceuticals, materials science, biominer-alization, and beyond. This work overcomes the key obstacle by calculating solute attachment rates to the crystal surface via atomistic simulations and rare-event methods. These rates are combined with the multiscale spiral growth model to produce the first parameter-free in silico crystal growth rate predictions. Our results are in excellent agreement with experimental measurements for sodium chloride grown from aqueous solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6302-6306
Number of pages5
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 3 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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