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Introduction to Crystal Growth and Characterization

Introduction to Crystal Growth and Characterization

Klaus-Werner Benz, Wolfgang Neumann, Anna Mogilatenko (Contributions by)

ISBN: 978-3-527-68434-2

Jul 2014

438 pages

$99.99

Description

This new textbook provides for the first time a comprehensive treatment of the basics of contemporary crystallography and crystal growth in a single volume. The reader will be familiarized with the concepts for the description of morphological and structural symmetry of crystals. The architecture of crystal structures of selected inorganic and molecular crystals is illustrated. The main crystallographic databases as data sources of crystal structures are described.
Nucleation processes, their kinetics and main growth mechanism will be introduced in fundamentals of crystal growth. Some phase diagrams in the solid and liquid phases in correlation with the segregation of dopants are treated on a macro- and microscale. Fluid dynamic aspects with different types of convection in melts and solutions are discussed. Various growth techniques for semiconducting materials in connection with the use of external field (magnetic fields and microgravity) are described.
Crystal characterization as the overall assessment of the grown crystal is treated in detail with respect to
- crystal defects
- crystal quality
- field of application
Introduction to Crystal Growth and Characterization is an ideal textbook written in a form readily accessible to undergraduate and graduate students of crystallography, physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering. It is also a valuable resource for all scientists concerned with crystal growth and materials engineering.

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Preface

FUNDAMENTALS OF CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS
Crystalline State
Fundamentals of Geometrical Crystallography
Morphological Symmetry of Crystals
Structural Symmetry
Crystal Structures
Crystallographic Databases and Crystallographic Computer Programs

BASICS OF GROWTH MECHANISM AND SOLIDIFICATION
Nucleation Processes
Kinetic Processes and Growth Mechanism
Phase Diagrams and Principles of Segregation
Principles of Flow Regimes in Growth Melts

GROWTH TECHNIQUES IN CORRELATION WITH RELATED GROWTH MECHANISM
Overview on Main Growth Techniques
Principles of Melt Growth Techniques
Bulk Crystal Growth of II-VI Compounds from the Vapor
Epitaxial Growth Techniques
Supplementary Material: Principles of Verneuil Technique, Growth from High and Low Temperature, Nonmetallic Solutions

CHARACTERIZATION OF CRYSTALS
Crystal Defects
Crystal Quality
Selected Methods of Crystal Characterization
Materials Engineering by Correlation of Crystal Growth and Characterization

Index