Springer Series in Materials Science

The Atomistic Nature of Crystal Growth

Authors: Mutaftschiev, Boyan

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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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From the reviews of the first edition:

"Crystal nucleation and crystal growth are often treated in different ways in the specialized literature, depending on whether the dominant discipline is physics or chemical physics. This book by B. Mutaftschiev (Paris VI and VII) is a welcome attempt to unify both these approaches. … The main appeal of this book is certainly the broad range of topics covered, many of which never appeared in book-form before. … All by all, this book provides a useful addition to the existing literature on these difficult topics." (Marc Baus, Physicalia, Vol. 38 (4), 2002)

"This is a book for readers who wish to have a theoretical understanding of the factors and phenomena that influence and determine the growth of crystals at the atomic or molecular level. … Will this book aid, in a practical way, the ‘crystal growth industry’ to achieve purer, better quality, larger, etc., crystal specimens? The answer is, probably yes ... . Finally, it is a specific, reference book … for the well informed, non-specialist physicist or chemist." (Brian W. Lucas, The Physicist, Vol. 38 (6), 2001)

"This book seeks to bring together the approaches from the several disciplines that focus on the increasingly important and studied topics of crystal growth and nucleation, using statistical thermodynamics and chemical kinetics as unifying treatments. An understanding of related topics such as surface absorption and wetting is also provided. The presentation is rigorous and clear, and the text is necessary reading for solid state chemists, chemical engineers and physicists working in this area." (ASLIB Book Guide, Vol. 66 (10), 2001)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Atomistic Nature of Crystal Growth
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Materials Science
Series Volume
43
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-04591-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-04591-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-66496-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08577-2
Series ISSN
0933-033X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 368
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