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Fundamentals - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444889089, 9781483291123


1st Edition

Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Editor: D. T. J. Hurle
eBook ISBN: 9781483291123
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 5th August 1993
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Table of Contents

Part A. Thermodynamics and Kinetics. Foreword (Sir Charles Frank). 1. Historical introduction (H.J. Scheel). 2. Phase equilibria (R.F. Brebrick). 3. Defect thermodynamics and phase diagrams in compound crystal growth processes (H. Wenzl, W.A. Oates, K. Mika). 4. Nucleation theory (B. Mutaftschiev). 5. The structure of supersaturated solutions (A.S. Myerson, A.F. Izmailov). 6. Crystal growth mechanisms (J.P. van der Eerden). 7. Growth and morphology of crystals: Integration of theories of roughening and Hartman-Perdok theory (P. Bennema). 8. Atomic-scale models of crystal growth (G.H. Gilmer). 9. Low-energy ion/surface interactions during crystal growth from the vapour phase: Effects on nucleation and growth, defect creation and annihilation, microstructure evolution and synthesis of metastable phases (J.E. Greene).

Part B. Transport and Stability. 10. Description of transport processes (A.A. Wheeler). 11. Bulk models of solidification (H. Huppert). 12. Morphological stability (S.R. Coriell, G.B. McFadden). 13. Effects of flow on morphological stability (S.H. Davis). 14. Pattern formation in crystal growth (B. Billia, R. Trevedi). 15. The dendrite (M.E. Glicksman, S.P. Marsh). 16. Kinetics of electrocrystallisation (P. Ramasamy).


Volume I - Fundamentals addresses the underlying scientific principles relevant to all the techniques of crystal growth. Following a Foreword by Professor Sir Charles Frank and an historical introduction, the first part contains eight chapters devoted to thermodynamic, kinetic and crystallographic aspects including computer simulation by molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo methods. The second part, comprising a further seven chapters, is devoted to bulk transport effects and the influence of transport-limited growth on the stability of both isolated growth forms (such as the dendrite) and arrays, and on the cooperative effects which lead to pattern formation. All the presentations are superbly authoritative.


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