On the growth of ammonium nitrate(III) crystals

L.J.P. Vogels, H.A.M. Marsman, M.A. Verheijen, P. Bennema, M. Elwenspoek

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    The growth rate of NH4NO3 phase III crystals is measured and interpreted using two models. The first is a standard crystal growth model based on a spiral growth mechanism, the second outlines the concept of kinetical roughening. As the crystal becomes rough a critical supersaturation can be determined and from this the step free energy. The step free energy versus temperature turns out to be well represented by a Kosterliz-Thouless type model. Further a phenomenological treatment of some peculiar growth observations is given.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)439-446
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of crystal growth
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 1990

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    Vogels, L. J. P., Marsman, H. A. M., Verheijen, M. A., Bennema, P., & Elwenspoek, M. (1990). On the growth of ammonium nitrate(III) crystals. Journal of crystal growth, 100(3), 439-446. https://doi.org/10.1016/0022-0248(90)90242-D