LightX: Light induced seed generation for industrial crystallization

A continuous crystallization process with enhanced seed generation and nucleation control based on laser irradiation will be developed, which will significantly advance the industrial-scale synthesis of tailored crystalline materials. The process will enable the production of high quality, “first time right”, crystals for which no additional particle modification or recrystallization steps will be required. To this end, we will elucidate the mechanism of Non Photochemical Laser Induced Nucleation (NPLIN), a promising yet not completely-understood physicochemical phenomenon, apply multiscale modeling to enable the application of this mechanistic knowledge at different scales and flow conditions and design and optimize a continuous seed generator system utilizing affordable light sources and optimized flow conditions.

  • Projectnummer / Project number: 16714
  • Deelnemende kennisinstellingen / Participating institutes: TU Delft
  • Projectleider / Project leader: Dr. H.B. Eral
  • Type project / Type project: Initeel
  • Startdatum / Start date: 09-11-2018
  • Einddatum / End date: 01-07-2022
  • Programma / Programme: Open Technologieprogramma
  • Vakgebied / Discipline: Technische wetenschappen


Mw. dr. M. (Monique) Wiegel (Programmamedewerker) Mw. dr. M. (Monique) Wiegel (Programmamedewerker) +31 (0)30 6001286 m.wiegel (at)