Modeling elasticity in crystal growth

K. R. Elder, Mark Katakowski, Mikko Haataja, Martin Grant

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

789 Scopus citations


A model of crystal growth that describes the phenomena on atomic length and diffusive time scales was presented. The model can also describe the statics and dynamics of a conserved field. A free energy that was minimized by a periodic hexagonal state was considered. The model was shown to be consistent with the predictions of Read and Shockley for grain boundary energy and Matthews and Blakeslee for misfit dislocations in epitaxial growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number245701
Pages (from-to)2457011-2457014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number24
StatePublished - Jun 17 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


Dive into the research topics of 'Modeling elasticity in crystal growth'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this