Anisotropic growth of twinned cubic crystals

R. Jagannathan, R. V. Mehta, J. A. Timmons, D. L. Black

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The anisotropic growth of twinned platelets having a cubic crystal structure is examined by a ball-model simulation of the growth process. The simulation has suggested that the long-accepted growth mechanism, which relies on the self-regenerating {111} faceted-side-face structure, may need revision. Such a side-face structure is likely to transform into a different structure where the twin bands are bound by {100} planes. Experimental evidence is presented to support this structure for the silver halide system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13261-13265
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number18
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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