Introduction To Crystal Growth: Principles And Practice by H.l. BhatIntroduction To Crystal Growth: Principles And Practice by H.l. Bhat

Introduction To Crystal Growth: Principles And Practice

byH.l. BhatEditorH.l. Bhat

Hardcover | October 24, 2014

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Introduction to Crystal Growth: Principles and Practiceteaches readers about crystals and their origins. It offers a historical perspective of the subject and includes background information whenever possible.

The first section of this introductory book takes readers through the historical development and motivation of the field of crystal growth. With more than 40 years of experience in the field, the author covers nucleation, two-dimensional layer growth mechanism, defects in crystals, and screw dislocation theory of crystal growth. He also explains some aspects of the important subject of phase diagrams.

The second section focuses on the experimental techniques of crystal growth. For practicing crystal growers, the book provides nuts-and-bolts techniques and tips. It discusses the major techniques categorized by solid'solid, liquid'solid, and vapor'solid equilibria and describes characterization techniques essential to measuring the quality of grown crystals.

Prof. H. L. BHATobtained his BSc degree from Mysore University and both MSc and PhD degrees from Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, India. He obtained his post Doctoral research training from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK. Dr. Bhat joined the Physics department of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore as a Research Associate in 1...
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Title:Introduction To Crystal Growth: Principles And PracticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:346 pages, 9.25 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:October 24, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1439883300

ISBN - 13:9781439883303

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Historical perspective
Why single crystals?
Organization of the book

Principles of Crystal Growth
Nucleation
Two-dimensional layer growth mechanism
Defects in crystals
Role of defects in crystal growth
Screw dislocation theory of crystal growth
V-L-S mechanism
Modern concepts
Phase diagrams

Techniques and Practice
General techniques
Growth from solid-solid transformation
Growth from liquid-solid transformation
Growth from vapour-solid transformation
Biocrystallization

Crystal Characterization
Nomenclature and dimensions
Composition
Dopent concentration
Impurity concentration
Orientation: morphology, cleavage planes
Dislocations: density and visualization
Low angle grain boundaries
Twins and inclusions

Concluding Remarks