Crystals are the unacknowledged pillars of the modern technology. Todays technological developments depend critically on the availability of suitable single crystals, be they for lasers, semiconductors, magnetic devices, optical devices, superconductors or telecommunication. In spite of great technological advances in recent years, we are still at an early stage with respect to the growth of several important crystals such as diamond, silicon carbide, PZT and gallium nitride. This book covers all important aspects of crystal growth and growth techniques, together with relevant case studies. Particular emphasis is placed on new approaches designed to ovecome the present limitations on crystal growth. The book will be essential reading for all scientists working on crystal growth.
From the Contents: Growth Histories of Mineral Crystals as Seen from their Morphological Features.- Theory of Crystal Growth from Vapor and Solution.- Epitaxal Growth of III-V Compounds.- CVD Diamond Growth.- Laser-Assited Growth and Characterization of Multicomponent Lead-Zirconate-Titanate Films.- Silicon Carbide Crystals - Part I: Growth and Characterization.- Silicon Carbide Crystals - Part II: Process Physics and Modeling.- Thermodynamics of Multicomponent Perovskite Synthesis in Hydrothermal Solution.- Growth of Multicomponent Perovskite Oxide Crystals: Synthesis Conditions for the Hydrothermal Growth of Ferroelectric Powders.- Crystal Growth, Size, and Morphology Control of Nd:RVO4 Under Hydrothermal Conditions.- Hydrothermal Growth of Quartz Under Specific Conditions and the Raman Spectra of Ion Species in a Hydrothermal Growth Solution.- Growth and Characterization of Technologically Important Oxide Single Crystals.
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