From the Back Cover
Crystals are the unacknowledged pillars of the modern technology. Todays technological developments depend critically on the availability of suitable single crystals, be they for lasers, semiconductors, magnetic devices, optical devices, superconductors or telecommunication. In spite of great technological advances in recent years, we are still at an early stage with respect to the growth of several important crystals such as diamond, silicon carbide, PZT and gallium nitride. This book covers all important aspects of crystal growth and growth techniques, together with relevant case studies. Particular emphasis is placed on new approaches designed to ovecome the present limitations on crystal growth. The book will be essential reading for all scientists working on crystal growth.
About the Author
Dr. K. Byrappa is a Professor at the University of Mysore in India. He specializes in hydrothermal t
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