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Additive manufacturing of crystalline materials

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February 26, 2019
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The present invention relates to additive manufacturing methods, in which crystalline materials can be formed by using a liquid precursor. In particular embodiments, the crystalline material is a perovskite. The methods include the use of a thermal voxel, which can be translated to form any arbitrary pattern of initial crystalline seed structure(s). Then, the seed structure can be incubated to promote crystal growth and/or crystal dissolution, thereby providing a patterned crystalline material.
July 22, 2016
C30B 7/00 (20060101); C30B 29/54 (20060101); C30B 25/10 (20060101);
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under contract no. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation. The Government has certain rights in the invention.