Modern Crystallography III

Crystal Growth

  • Alexander A. Chernov

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 36)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Crystallization Processes

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      Pages 1-47
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      Pages 48-103
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      Pages 104-158
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      Pages 159-207
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      Pages 246-278
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      Pages 279-297
  3. The Growing of Crystals

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      Pages 298-352
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      Pages 415-455
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 456-521

About this book


Early in this century, the newly discovered x-ray diffraction by crystals made a complete change in crystallography and in the whole science of the atomic structure of matter, thus giving a new impetus to the development of solid-state physics. Crystallographic methods, pri­ marily x-ray diffraction analysis, penetrated into materials sciences, mol­ ecular physics, and chemistry, and also into many other branches of science. Later, electron and neutron diffraction structure analyses be­ came important since they not only complement x-ray data, but also supply new information on the atomic and the real structure of crystals. Electron microscopy and other modern methods of investigating mat­ ter-optical, electronic paramagnetic, nuclear magnetic, and other res­ onance techniques-yield a large amount of information on the atomic, electronic, and real crystal structures. Crystal physics has also undergone vigorous development. Many re­ markable phenomena have been discovered in crystals and then found various practical applications. Other important factors promoting the development of crystallog­ raphy were the elaboration of the theory of crystal growth (which brought crystallography closer to thermodynamics and physical chem­ istry) and the development of the various methods of growing synthetic crystals dictated by practical needs. Man-made crystals became increas­ ingly important for physical investigations, and they rapidly invaded technology. The production . of synthetic crystals made a tremendous impact on the traditional branches: the mechanical treatment of mate­ rials, precision instrument making, and the jewelry industry.


chemistry crystallography diffraction dynamics electron microscopy materials science thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexander A. Chernov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of CrystallographyAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowUSSR

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-81837-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-81835-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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