Funct. Mater. 2015; 22 (3): 375-379.

Simultaneous growth of several bicrystals oriented by common single-crystal seed


B.Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 47 Lenin Ave., 61103 Kharkiv, Ukraine


The hetero-homoepitaxy phenomenon is shown efficient for simultaneous growth of five Zn-bicrystals identically oriented by one single-crystal seed. The crystallographic, geometrical and thermal requisites to achieve the successful growth and specify the grain boundary orientation identical for all bicrystals are analyzed for closely packed pure metals.

growth models, bridgman technique, growth from melt, selective epitaxy, zinc

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