Ising Model Simulations of Crystal Growth

  • G. H. Gilmer
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 35)


Kinetic Ising model simulations have elucidated many aspects of crystal growth. For example, studies of the motion of close-packed surfaces of perfect crystals provided evidence for a surface roughening transition, where the two-dimensional nucleation barrier disappears [13.1–3]. Competing mechanisms such as spiral growth and 2d nucleation have been simulated and the relative importance of the processes has been assessed [13.3,4].


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