The results of an investigation of the sites of silver halide formation on the surface of silver carboxylate crystals, modeled by silver stearate and prepared by the standard in situ process used for thermally developed photographic materials, are reported. For the first time the structure of a silver halide/silver carboxylate interface has been clearly observed. Silver bromide is found to form on the edges of the silver stearate crystal during the initial stages of the reaction. The influence of the nature of the halide source on The silver halide shape and location on the silver carboxylate crystal and the presence of defects in the silver halide crystals are discussed.
B. B. Bokhonov, L. P. Burleva, W. C. Frank, J. R. Miller, M. B. Mizen, M. R. V. Sahyun, D. R. Whitcomb, J. M. Winslow, C. Zou, "Morphological Regularities in the Formation of Silver Halides During In Situ Halidization of Silver Stearate" in Journal of Imaging Science and Technology, 1996, pp 85 - 93, https://doi.org/10.2352/J.ImagingSci.Technol.1996.40.2.art00003