Crystal Morphology, Kinetics, and Growth Mechanism

  • A. A. Shternberg


Crystal nucleation and growth may result in perfect single crystals or skeletal formations, the decisive factors being composition and state of the medium, the temperature and the kinetics of the process. There is also great variety in the surface micromorphology, which becomes the more varied the more in detail one examines it. Also, if we consider crystals of different substances grown under comparable conditions, we often find a surprising similarity in the surface morphology (Fig. 1).


Normal Growth Rate Growth Proceeds Ideal Plane Rochelle Salt Perfect Single Crystal 
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