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22(b)). Consider now a crystal face with atoms on two levels. If an atom has a neighbor on the same level the energy of interaction between them will be Otherwise the bond will be unsaturated and the energy of interaction will be zero. This is equivalent to parallel and antiparallel spins, respectively. Hence, if all the atoms are situated on one and the same level and the face is atomically smooth, all the lateral bonds are -+. 50 Crystal-Ambient Phase Equilibrium l i l l l t i t l l t l t l t l t l t l l t t l t t i l t l t t l l t t t l i t t t I t t t t l l t t l t t t t t 1 t t 1 1 t t t l l l t t t l t t t t n t t T >T, T c T, a b Fig.
The short arrows represent the umaturated first neighbor bonds of an atom belonging to the corresponding crystal face (after Hartman ). As the K faces offer kink sites with much greater density than the S and F faces they will grow faster than the latter. The S faces also offer kink sites dong the steps but their density is smaller than on the K faces. Finally, the F faces of perfect crystals do not offer kink sites at all. Then at small enough supersaturations to prevent 2D nucleation the rate of growth in a direction normal to the particular faces will be highest for the K faces, smaller for the S faces and zero for the F faces.
14. Schematic plot of the parameter ( ( p ) = u ( p ) ( l p 2 ) ' I 2 vs the slope p : ( a ) [ " ( p ) > 0 , (b) [ " ( p ) < 0, (c) [ " ( p ) > 0 between p i and p2 and [ " ( p ) < 0 between 0 and p l and between p2 and p o (after Cabrera and Coleman ). orientations p and po will be stable. If a surface with orientation p such that 0 < p < po is formed it will break down into facets with orientations p = 0 and p = po . 14(c)) in between 0 and po there are regions with E"(p) > 0 and <"(p) < 0.