Cooling of Melts: Kinetic Stabilization and Polymorphic Transitions in the KInSnSe4 System

Seong Ju Hwang, Ratnasabapathy G. Iyer, Pantelis N. Trikalitis, Andrew G. Ogden, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis

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Through a flame-melting/rapid-cooling process, metastable forms of solid state compounds can be discovered. We describe here an example where both slow and rapid crystallizations of a stoichiometric "KInSnSe4" melt give rise to kinetic forms of KInSnSe4. These forms (α- and β-) convert to the thermodynamically stable γ-form upon heating below the melting point.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2237-2239
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr 5


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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