Course Detail
Course Components:
This course covers an introduction to crystallography and the methods, principles and techniques involved in single crystal growth. Crystallography principles including symmetry, lattices, space groups, reciprocal space, diffraction, and microscopy will be covered as a means of classifying and characterizing different crystal structures as well as common defects. Principles of single crystal growth including solidification, vapor/solid/liquid transport, and kinetic considerations will be taught. The course will be also include detailed descriptions of single crystal growth techniques alongside laboratory experience growing and characterizing actual crystals with techniques such as Bridgman method, zone melting, arc and skull melting, Czochralski method, flux method, CVD, PVD, VLS, saturated solution growth, and others.