138.065 Crystal Growth: Theory and Practice
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to comprehend the materials presented in the lecture and to draw conclusions from them, as well as to actively communicate the contents presented during the lecture.

Subject of course

Crystalline state. Single- and polycrystalline solids. Crystallization as phase transition. Nucleation process and critical nucleus concept. Microscopic theory of crystal growth. Growth mechanisms. Growth mophology. Principles of segregation. Crystal growth techniques. Characterization of crystals. Crystal quality and crystal defects. Growth-defects-properties relation. Crystal growth of selected functional materials. Bio-inspired crystallization. Thin film growth technology: applications of films in science and technology. Film deposition techniques. Nanotechnology.

Teaching methods

Frontal lecture

Mode of examination




Course dates

Tue12:00 - 13:0003.03.2020FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Vorbesprechung: PROKOFIEV
Wed13:00 - 14:3011.03.2020Sem.R. DC rot 07 PROKOFIEV

Examination modalities

Oral examination


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Mon10:00 - 12:0008.07.2024 Ort: Büro Prokofiev (Raum DC07L02) Freihaus 7. OG rotoral31.05.2024 12:00 - 05.07.2024 23:59TISSCrystal Growth

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 261 Technical Physics Not specified
066 434 Materials Sciences Not specified
066 461 Technical Physics Not specified


Lecturer notes;

Klaus‐Werner Benz, Wolfgang Neumann. Introduction to Crystal Growth and Characterization.

(with a contribution by Anna Mogilatenko).

Print ISBN:9783527318407 |Online ISBN:9783527689248 |DOI:10.1002/9783527689248
2014 Wiley‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA