F348 (2015). The mechanism of highly selective growth orientation the formation of snowflake-like Fe2O3.
Selective adsorption and surface hydrolysis of [Fe(CN)6]3- anions α-Fe2O3 crystals was found to be a crucial process in the formation of a snowflake-like morphology, and the established mechanism is complementary to the classical theories of crystal growth. [Z. Liu, C.-Y. Chiang, W. Li, W. Z. Zhou, Chem. Commun. 51, 9350 – 9353 (2015)].