|About the Book|
This is the first-ever textbook on the fundamentals of nucleation, crystal growth and epitaxy. It has been written from a unified point of view and is thus a non-electic presentation of this interdisciplinary topic in materials science. The reader is required to possess some basic knowledge of mathematics and physics. All formulate and equations are accompanied by examples that are of technological importance. The book presents not only the fundamentals but also the state of the art in the subject. Thus, it serves as a valuable reference book for both graduate students and researchers in materials science. Contents: Crystal--Ambient Phase Equilibrium- Nucleation: Crystal Growth: Epitaxial Growth. Readership: Graduate students, academics and researchers in materials engineering, microelectronics, new materials, semiconductors and related areas.