New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 1992.
Originally published in 1991, this book, based on the 1989 Beg-Rohu summer school, contains six sets of pedagogical lectures by internationally respected researchers on the statistical physics of crystal growth. Providing a course in which the phenomena of shape and growth are viewed from a fresh vantage point, the lectures cover a variety of developments in the field and reflect on problems that have received inadequate attention. Statistical physicists, condensed matter physicists, metallurgists, and applied mathematicians will find this a stimulating and valuable book on an important topic.
Table of Contents
1. Shape and growth of crystals P. Noziè
2. Instabilities of planar solidification
fronts B. Caroli, C. Caroli and B. Roulet
3. An introduction to the kinetics of
first-order phase transition J. S. Langer
4. Dendritic growth and related topics Y.
Pomeau and M. Ben Amar
5. Growth and aggregation far from equilibrium
L. M. Sander
6. Kinetic roughening of growing surfaces J.
Krug and H. Spohn