The Atomistic Nature of Crystal Growth

  • Boyan Mutaftschiev

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 43)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Introduction and Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Equilibria

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
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  4. Nucleation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
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  5. Crystal Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 343-369

About this book


Crystal growth and nucleation are treated in the specialized literature in different ways depending on the discipline in question (physics, physical chemistry, chemical engineering) and on the theoretical approaches (atomistic vs continuum approach as regards crystal growth, phase vs chemical concept as regards nucleation). This book relates the different approaches to one another, giving preference to atomistic treatments by the methods of statistical thermodynamics and chemical kinetics. This unified approach also facilitates an understanding of some related phenomena of surface physics, such as adsorption, wetting etc. The book allows research novices and graduate students to get an insight into the physics of the phenomena and to interpret some of the experimental results.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Boyan Mutaftschiev
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Minéralogie-CristallographieUniversités de Paris VI et Paris VIIParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08577-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04591-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-033X
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-2812
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