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Fundamentals of Crystal Growth I

Macroscopic Equilibrium and Transport Concepts


Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Franz E. Rosenberger
    Pages 1-5
  3. Franz E. Rosenberger
    Pages 6-65
  4. Franz E. Rosenberger
    Pages 66-144
  5. Franz E. Rosenberger
    Pages 145-214
  6. Franz E. Rosenberger
    Pages 215-394
  7. Franz E. Rosenberger
    Pages 395-493
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 494-530

About this book


The intrinsic properties of a solid, i. e. , the properties that result from its specific structure, can be largely modified by crystallographic and chem­ ical defects. The formation of these defects is governed by the heat and mass transfer conditions which prevail on and near a crystal-nutrient in­ terface during crystallization. Hence, both the growth of highly perfect crystals and the preparation of samples having predetermined defect-induced (extrinsic) properties require a thorough understanding of the reaction and transport mechanisms that govern crystallization from vapors, solutions and melts. Crystal growth, as a science, is therefore mostly concerned with the chemistry and physics of heat and mass transport in these fluid-solid phase transitions. Solid-solid transitions are, at this time, not widely employed for high quality single-crystal production. Transport concepts are largely built upon equilibrium considerations, i. e. , on thermodynamic and phase equilibrium concepts. Hence to supply a "workable" foundation for the succeeding discussions, this text begins in Chapter 2 with a concise treatment of thermodynamics which emphasizes applications to mate­ rials preparation. After working through this chapter, the reader should feel at ease with often (particularly among physicists) unfamiliar entities such as chemical potentials, fugacities, activities. etc. Special sections on ther­ mochemical calculations (and their pitfalls) and compilations of thermochemi­ cal data conclude the second chapter. Crystal growth can be called. in a wide sense, the science and technology of controlling phase transitions that lead to (single crystalline) solids.


Diffusion Kristall Kristallisation Migration chemistry crystallization entropy lead phase diagram structure surface thermodynamics transport

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics and Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Fundamentals of Crystal Growth I
  • Book Subtitle Macroscopic Equilibrium and Transport Concepts
  • Authors Franz E. Rosenberger
  • Series Title Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-09023-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-81277-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-81275-0
  • Series ISSN 0171-1873
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 532
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information No further part published
  • Topics Surfaces and Interfaces, Thin Films
    Inorganic Chemistry
    Physical Chemistry
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