Chapter 3. Kinetics and Mechanism of Crystal Growth: An Overview

  1. Keshra Sangwal

Published Online: 7 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470517833.ch3

Additives and Crystallization Processes: From Fundamentals to Applications

Additives and Crystallization Processes: From Fundamentals to Applications

How to Cite

Sangwal, K. (2007) Kinetics and Mechanism of Crystal Growth: An Overview, in Additives and Crystallization Processes: From Fundamentals to Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470517833.ch3

Author Information

  1. Department of Applied Physics, Institute of Physics, Lublin University of Technology, Poland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 27 SEP 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470061534

Online ISBN: 9780470517833

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Keywords:

  • flat crystal–medium interface;
  • temperature and supersaturation;
  • kinetic roughening;
  • bulk diffusion constant;
  • equilibrium saturation concentration or solubility;
  • crystal–medium interface;
  • heterogeneous two-dimensional nucleation;
  • critical supersaturation and kinetic roughening;
  • ionic crystal and supersaturated aqueous solution;
  • surface X-ray diffraction techniques

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Crystal Growth as a Kinetic Process

  • Types of Crystal–Medium Interfaces

  • Roughening of Steps and Surfaces

  • Growth Kinetics of Rough Faces

  • Growth Kinetics of Perfect Smooth Faces

  • Growth Kinetics of Imperfect Smooth Faces

  • Effect of Foreign Substances on Growth Kinetics

  • Real Crystal Growth Mechanisms

  • Techniques for Studying Growth Kinetics

  • References