In the last two decades, crystal growth science has experienced explosive expansion. The primary driver has been the vast range of natural and engineered materials whose understanding and optimization require in-depth knowledge of how molecules cooperate to erect perfect three dimensional translationally-symmetric arrays—the miracle that we call crystallization. These huge fundamental and applied advances were possible only because we, the current generation of researchers, stand on the shoulders of our giant forefathers. Alex Chernov is among the tallest of the crystal growth giants.
Published: May 5, 2023
Malkin A.J., P.G. Vekilov, and J.J. De Yoreo. 2023.The life and accomplishments of Alex Chernov.Journal of Crystal Growth 608.PNNL-SA-182083.doi:10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2023.127108