Most family houses are designed for three to four occupants. Such standard plans were not an option for this house near Graz because it was destined to become the new home for a family of five. Another challenge was presented by the desire to have the ground floor dedicated exclusively to shared living. All bedrooms and areas of retreat for the members of the family were to be located upstairs.
W hen I met Pamir, I asked him: how did you do it? How did a team formed just three years earlier end up champions? Pamir grinned, proud that the question needed to be asked but awkward too with considerations of modesty, and said, "That's what all of Austria was asking. That's what I'd been asking too.
Defined crystal growth is highly demanded for technological applications but also fundamental research. Within this work, the crystal growth of the asymmetric molecule caffeine was studied on single crystalline surfaces of muscovite mica, sodium chloride and potassium chloride. While elongated needle-like crystals grow on muscovite mica and sodium chloride, smaller individual "bird-like" structures were observed on potassium chloride.