On the applicability of the Ivantsov growth equation

Zi Kui Liu, Y. Austin Chang

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The steady state growth equation for a paraboloid of revolution and a parabolic cylinder, taking the interfacial energy into account, is revisited. Although the consideration of the interfacial energy was necessary, the growth equation was much more complicated than the original equation with a zero interfacial energy, since both the thermodynamics and kinetics of the growth are considered in one equation. In the present work, we take advantage of the development in computational thermodynamics and consider the thermodynamics and kinetics of the process in separate equations, but solve them simultaneously. A consistent framework to describe the phenomena and compate it with previous treatment of the interfacial energy will be presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4838-4841
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 15 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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