Description

There is no question that the field of solid state electronics, which essentially began with work at Bell laboratories just after World War II, has had a profound impact on today's Society. What is not nearly so widely known is that advances in the art and science of crystal growth underpin this technology. Single crystals, once valued only for their beauty, are now found, in one form or another in most electronic, optoelectronic and numerous optical devices. These devices, in turn, have permeated almost every home and village throughout the world. In fact it is hard to imagine what our electronics industry, much less our entire civilization, would have been like if crystal growth scientists and engineers were unable to produce the large, defect free crystals required by device designers.
This book brings together two sets of related articles describing advances made in crystal growth science and technology since World War II. One set is from the proceedings of a Symposium held in August 2002 to celebrate 50 years of progress in the field of crystal growth. The second contains articles previously published in the newsletter of the American Association for Crystal Growth in a series called "Milestones in Crystal Growth".
The first section of this book contains several articles which describe some of the early history of crystal growth prior to the electronics revolution, and upon which modern crystal growth science and technology is based. This is followed by a special article by Prof. Sunagawa which provides some insight into how the successful Japanese crystal growth industry developed. The next section deals with crystal growth fundamentals including concepts of solute distribution, interface kinetics, constitutional supercooling, morphological stability and the growth of dendrites. The following section describes the growth of crystals from melts and solutions, while the final part involves thin film growth by MBE and OMVPE.

Key Features

· Articles written by some of the most famous theorists and crystal growers working in the field · Valuable insight into how pioneering discoveries were made. · Show how their own research and future devices will be based upon these developments

Readership

Researchers in the field of crystal growth

Table of Contents

Preface

Early Foundations
The History of Crystal Growth, J. Bohm, AACG Newsletter Vol. 17 (2), pp. 2-4
Dr. A.V.L. Verneuil and the Synthesis of Ruby and Sapphire, K. Nassau, AACG Newsletters Vol. 20 (1,3), pp. 12-16, 16-20, Vol. 21 (1), pp 14-18
Rememberances of Flame Fusion, L. Merker, AACG Newsletter, Vol. 21 (2), pp. 22-26
Evolution and Application of the Kyropoulos Crystal Growth Method, D. Bliss, AACG Newsletter Vol. 23 (2), pp. 9-15

A National Perspective
Fundamentals and Applications: A Fifty Year Retrospective of the Japanese Crystal Growth Community, I. Sunagawa, Proc. Symp. "50 Years of Progress in Crystal Growth" AACGE-14, Seattle, WA, USA, 2002, J. Crystal Growth 264, pp. 631-638

Progress Since 1952
Crystal Growth Fundamentals
Reminiscences About the Early Background of the Papers on "The Distribution of Solute in Crystals Grown from the Melt", J.A. Burton and W.P. Slichter, AACG Newsletter Vol. 13 (3), pp. 4
Notes on Interface Growth Kinetics: 50 Years After Burton, Cabrera and Frank, A.A. Chernov, Proc. Symp. "50 Years of Progress in Crystal Growth" AACGE-14, Seattle, WA, USA, 2002, J. Crystal Growth 264, pp. 499-518
How the Constitutional Supercooling Formula Was Developed, W.A. Tiller, AACG Newsletter Vol. 13(1), pp. 3
Constitutional Supercooling Surface Roughening, K.A. Jackson, Proc. Symp. "50 Years of Progress in Crystal Growth" AACGE-14, Seattle, WA, USA, 2002, J. Crystal Growth 264, pp. 519-529
Theory of Morphological Stability, R.F. Sekerka, AACG Newsletter Vol. 16 (2), pp. 2-4,
Morphology: From Sharp Interface to Phase field Models, R.F. Sekerka, Proc. Symp. "50 Years of Progress in Crystal Growth" AACGE-14, Seattle, WA, USA, 2002, J. Crystal Growth 264, pp. 530-540

Details

No. of pages:
268
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
Print ISBN:
9780444516503
Electronic ISBN:
9780080489933

About the author

Robert Feigelson

Affiliations and Expertise

Stanford University, USA