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★ [MIS31-11] Growth and dissolution of the hydrogel-grown lysozyme crystals
Hydrogel-grown and solution-grown LZM crystals were slightly dissolved by increasing the temperature, and their surface morphologies were observed by laser confocal microscopy. The solution-grown crystals exhibited deep etch pits at 303 K, while the hydrogel-grown crystals exhibited etch pits at a higher temperature (305 K). In addition, the density of the etch pits on the solutiongrown crystals at 305 K was significantly higher than that on the hydrogel-grown crystals at the same temperature. These results demonstrate that the hydrogel-grown crystals are more tolerant of temperature changes than those grown in solution.