Springer Handbook of Crystal Growth

  • Govindhan Dhanaraj
  • Kullaiah Byrappa
  • Vishwanath Prasad
  • Michael Dudley

Part of the Springer Handbooks book series (SHB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXVIII
  2. Fundamentals of Crytal Growth and Defect Formation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-201
    2. Govindhan Dhanaraj, Kullaiah Byrappa, Vishwanath (Vish) Prasad, Michael Dudley
      Pages 3-16
    3. Ivan V. Markov
      Pages 17-52
    4. Francesco Abbona, Dino Aquilano
      Pages 53-92
  3. Crystal Growth from Melt Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-556
    2. Ernesto Diéguez, Jose Luis Plaza, Mohan D. Aggarwal, Ashok K. Batra
      Pages 245-280
    3. Hanna A. Dabkowska, Antoni B. Dabkowski
      Pages 367-391
    4. Marcello R.B. Andreeta, Antonio Carlos Hernandes
      Pages 393-432
    5. Vyacheslav V. Osiko, Mikhail A. Borik, Elena E. Lomonova
      Pages 433-477
    6. Hongjun Li, Jun Xu
      Pages 479-507
    7. Vitali A. Tatartchenko
      Pages 509-556
  4. Solution Growth of Crystals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 557-794
    2. Mohan D. Aggarwal, Ashok K. Batra, Ravindra B. Lal, Benjamin G. Penn, Donald O. Frazier
      Pages 559-598
    3. Kullaiah Byrappa
      Pages 599-653
    4. Michael J. Callahan, Qi-Sheng Chen
      Pages 655-689
    5. Joan J. Carvajal, Maria Cinta Pujol, Francesc Díaz
      Pages 725-757
    6. Sheng-Lai Wang, Xun Sun, Xu-Tang Tao
      Pages 759-794
  5. Crystal Growth from Vapor Method

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 795-936
    2. Govindhan Dhanaraj, Balaji Raghothamachar, Michael Dudley
      Pages 797-820
    3. Rafael Dalmau, Zlatko Sitar
      Pages 821-843
    4. Christian Kloc, Theo Siegrist, Jens Pflaum
      Pages 845-867
    5. Carl Hemmingsson, Bo Monemar, Yoshinao Kumagai, Akinori Koukitu
      Pages 869-896
    6. Ramasamy Dhanasekaran
      Pages 897-935
  6. Epitaxial Growth and Thin Films

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 937-1211
    2. Zbigniew R. Zytkiewicz
      Pages 999-1039
    3. Christine F. Klemenz Rivenbark
      Pages 1041-1068
    4. James W. Garland, Sivalingam Sivananthan
      Pages 1069-1132
    5. Yasuhiro Shiraki, Akira Sakai
      Pages 1153-1192
    6. Mikhail D. Strikovski, Jeonggoo Kim, Solomon H. Kolagani
      Pages 1193-1211
  7. Modeling in Crystal Growth and Defects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1213-1402
    2. Dang Cai, Lili Zheng, Hui Zhang
      Pages 1243-1280
    3. Vishwanath (Vish) Prasad, Srinivas Pendurti
      Pages 1335-1378
    4. Thomas F. George, Stefan Balint, Liliana Braescu
      Pages 1379-1402
  8. Defects Characterization and Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1403-1579
    2. Balaji Raghothamachar, Michael Dudley, Govindhan Dhanaraj
      Pages 1425-1451

About this book


Over the years, many successful attempts have been made to describe the art and science of crystal growth. Most modern advances in semiconductor and optical devices would not have been possible without the development of many elemental, binary, ternary, and other compound crystals of varying properties and large sizes. The objective of the Springer Handbook of Crystal Growth is to present state-of-the-art knowledge of both bulk and thin-film crystal growth. The goal is to make readers understand the basics of the commonly employed growth processes, materials produced, and defects generated.  
Almost 100 leading scientists, researchers, and engineers from 22 different countries from academia and industry have been selected to write chapters on the topics of their expertise. They have written 52 chapters on the fundamentals of bulk crystal growth from the melt, solution, and vapor, epitaxial growth, modeling of growth processes and defects, techniques of defect characterization as well as some contemporary special topics. This unique effort will provide readers with a fundamental understanding of crystal growth with the latest instrumentation and techniques available for crystal and thin-film fabrication.
It is written and compiled for professionals and practitioners, materials scientists, physicists, and chemists at universities and in industrial research and production. Key Topics Crystal growth and characterization fundamentals Bulk crystal growth from the melt, solution, and vapor Thin-film epitaxial growth Modeling of growth processes Defect formation and morphology Crystalline material characterization and analysis Features Covers basic concepts, materials, properties, and fabrication. Contains over 1,200 color illustrations. Numerous comprehensive tables. Features exhaustive references to approved data. Fully searchable DVD-ROM for quick access to data.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Govindhan Dhanaraj
    • 1
  • Kullaiah Byrappa
    • 2
  • Vishwanath Prasad
    • 3
  • Michael Dudley
    • 4
  1. 1.Advanced Renewable Energy CompanyNashuaUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeologyUniversity of MysoreMysoreIndia
  3. 3.University of North TexasDentonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringStony Brook UniversityStony BrookUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-74182-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-74761-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-8692
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-8706
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