Surface nucleation growth theory for the large and small crystal cases and the significance of transient nucleation

P. D. Calvert, Donald R Uhlmann

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Models for surface nucleation controlled crystal growth are analyzed. It is shown that in general the large-crystal model rather then the small-crystal model should be used to describe growth kinetics. Consideration of the effects on calculated crystal growth rates of time dependent nucleation processes shows that these effects should not be significant in the growth of most typical materials from the melt.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-296
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1972
Externally publishedYes


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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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