Springer Handbook of Crystal Growth

  • Govindhan Dhanaraj
  • Kullaiah Byrappa
  • Vishwanath Prasad
  • Michael Dudley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXVIII
  2. Fundamentals of Crytal Growth and Defect Formation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-201
    2. Govindhan Dhanaraj, Kullaiah Byrappa, Vishwanath (Vish) Prasad, Michael Dudley
      Pages 3-16
    3. Ivan V. Markov
      Pages 17-52
    4. Francesco Abbona, Dino Aquilano
      Pages 53-92
  3. Crystal Growth from Melt Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-556
    2. Ernesto Diéguez, Jose Luis Plaza, Mohan D. Aggarwal, Ashok K. Batra
      Pages 245-280
    3. Hanna A. Dabkowska, Antoni B. Dabkowski
      Pages 367-391
    4. Marcello R.B. Andreeta, Antonio Carlos Hernandes
      Pages 393-432
    5. Vyacheslav V. Osiko, Mikhail A. Borik, Elena E. Lomonova
      Pages 433-477
    6. Hongjun Li, Jun Xu
      Pages 479-507
    7. Vitali A. Tatartchenko
      Pages 509-556
  4. Solution Growth of Crystals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 557-794

About this book


Over the years, many successful attempts have been made to describe the art and science of crystal growth. Most modern advances in semiconductor and optical devices would not have been possible without the development of many elemental, binary, ternary, and other compound crystals of varying properties and large sizes. The objective of the Springer Handbook of Crystal Growth is to present state-of-the-art knowledge of both bulk and thin-film crystal growth. The goal is to make readers understand the basics of the commonly employed growth processes, materials produced, and defects generated.  
Almost 100 leading scientists, researchers, and engineers from 22 different countries from academia and industry have been selected to write chapters on the topics of their expertise. They have written 52 chapters on the fundamentals of bulk crystal growth from the melt, solution, and vapor, epitaxial growth, modeling of growth processes and defects, techniques of defect characterization as well as some contemporary special topics. This unique effort will provide readers with a fundamental understanding of crystal growth with the latest instrumentation and techniques available for crystal and thin-film fabrication.
It is written and compiled for professionals and practitioners, materials scientists, physicists, and chemists at universities and in industrial research and production. Key Topics Crystal growth and characterization fundamentals Bulk crystal growth from the melt, solution, and vapor Thin-film epitaxial growth Modeling of growth processes Defect formation and morphology Crystalline material characterization and analysis Features Covers basic concepts, materials, properties, and fabrication. Contains over 1,200 color illustrations. Numerous comprehensive tables. Features exhaustive references to approved data. Fully searchable DVD-ROM for quick access to data.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Govindhan Dhanaraj
    • 1
  • Kullaiah Byrappa
    • 2
  • Vishwanath Prasad
    • 3
  • Michael Dudley
    • 4
  1. 1.Advanced Renewable Energy CompanyNashuaUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeologyUniversity of MysoreMysoreIndia
  3. 3.University of North TexasDentonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringStony Brook UniversityStony BrookUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74761-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-74182-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-74761-1
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