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Title: The effect of applied and magnetic fields on the crystallisation of hydrocarbons
Author: Rodericks, Michele Melanie
ISNI:       0000 0001 3529 9581
Awarding Body: Brunel University
Current Institution: Brunel University
Date of Award: 2003
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This thesis provides a background on the effects of applied and magnetic fields on crystallisation, and summarises the analytical techniques employed for characterisation and analysis. The study of applied fields was carried out on the crystallisation of one main system-solid nonadecane. This was then studied further to establish the effects of a solvent and a mixed solid system on the crystallisation of nonadecane. The systems studied were the crystallisations of: static and dynamic nonadecane, static and dynamic nonadecane in heptane, static and dynamic nonadecane and heneicosane, static and dynamic nonadecane and heneicosane in heptane and static and dynamic nonadecane and crude oil. The results of these studies showed that the magnetic and applied fields can affect electrostatic forces in molecular solids. It also showed that even the weakest of these forces, Van der Waals forces are affected by applied and magnetic fields.
Supervisor: Grimes, S. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Crystallisation ; Magnetism ; Static nonadecane ; Dynamic nonadecane ; X-ray diffraction ; Centre for Environmental Research