© 1983

Modern Theory of Crystal Growth I

  • A. A. Chernov
  • H. Müller-Krumbhaar
Conference proceedings

Part of the Crystals book series (CRYSTALS, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Alain Bonissent
    Pages 1-21
  3. Werner Haubenreisser, Hubert Pfeiffer
    Pages 43-73
  4. J. P. van der Eerden
    Pages 113-144
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 145-146

About these proceedings


Our understanding of the basic processes of crystal growth has meanwhile reached the level of maturity at least in the phenomenological concepts. This concerns for example the growth of pure crystals from a low-density nutrient phase like vapor or dilute solution with various aspects of pattern formation like spiral and layer growth, facetting and roughening, and the stability of smooth macroscopic shapes, as well as basic mechanisms of impurity incorporation in melt growth of (in this sense) simple materials like silicon or organic model substances. In parallel the experimental techniques to quantitatively ana­ lyze the various growth mechanisms have also reached a high level of reproducibility and precision, giving reliable tests on theoretical predictions. These basic concepts and appli­ cations to experiments have been recently reviewed by one of us (A. A. C. ) in "Modern Crystallography III. Crystal Growth" (Springer Series on Solid State Sciences, 1983). It has to be emphasized, however, that for practical applications we are still unable to quantitatively calculate many important parameters like kinetic coefficients from first principles. For mixed systems such as complex oxides, solutions and systems with chemi­ cal reactions, our degree of understanding is even lower. As a few examples for present achievements we note that experiments with vapour and molecular beam condensation of alkali halides confirmed the qualitatively predicted mechanisms of screw dislocations and two-dimensional nucleation for layer-growth.


Growth crystal crystallography diffusion experiment phase reactions silicon stability

Editors and affiliations

  • A. A. Chernov
    • 1
  • H. Müller-Krumbhaar
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of CristallographyAcademy of SciencesMoscowUSSR
  2. 2.Institut für FestkörperforschungKFA JülichJülichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Modern Theory of Crystal Growth I
  • Editors A.A. Chernov
    H. Müller-Krumbhaar
  • Series Title Crystals
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-12161-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-68940-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-68938-3
  • Series ISSN 0172-5076
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 148
  • Number of Illustrations 20 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Inorganic Chemistry
    Crystallography and Scattering Methods
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