Basic Mechanisms of Crystal Growth

  • D. Aquilano
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 210)


The early stage of crystallization is the formation of 3D nuclei in the mother phase (vapor, melt, solution). A second step is represented by the growth of every face of the supercritical 3D nuclei.


Surface Diffusion Critical Nucleus Growth Unit Coverage Degree Specific Free Energy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Aquilano
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze della TerraUniversità di TorinoTorinoItaly

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