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Polar plots of diamond surface energy

Bohun, C.S. and Gravesen, J. and Laurie, H. and Hansen, J. (2006) Polar plots of diamond surface energy. [Study Group Report]



Diamond surface energy sigma_hkl determines crystal habit. We discuss three aspects of a paper by Terentiev (1991).
Firstly, we compare Terentiev's algorithm for exact sigma_hkl with the analytic solution for h <= k <= l and h + k < l.
Secondly, we show that the general formula given by Terentiev should be interpreted probabilistically in order to be self consistent.
Finally, we replicate in principle the simulation results for sigma_hkl in a nickel melt using nothing more than Matlab routines.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:Materials
Study Groups:Mathematics in Industry Study Groups in South Africa > MISGSA 2006: University of the Witwatersrand (23rd - 27th January 2006)
ID Code:549
Deposited By: Dr Kamel Bentahar
Deposited On:01 Feb 2012 18:06
Last Modified:29 May 2015 20:10

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