Computer Models of Crystal Growth

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Science  25 Apr 1980:
Vol. 208, Issue 4442, pp. 355-363
DOI: 10.1126/science.208.4442.355


Dynamic models of crystal surfaces have provided new insights into the crystal growth process. The effects of surface roughening, dislocations, and impurities have been assessed. Certain impurities have been found to cause a larger increase in the growth rate than screw dislocations.