New substance can form in the OA process of crystal growth, new study reveals

Chinese scientists from the Institute of Solid State Physics (ISSP) under the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science of the Chinese Academy of Scienceshave revealed that a new substance can form during the oriented attachment (OA) process of crystal growth, which may shed new light on the microscopic mechanism of crystal growth.
Source: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org