This chapter deals with the thermal phenomenon of equilibrium roughening, which is a genuine phase transition, with no counterpart in the bulk. Although the transition is a weak (infinite order) transition, it affects the growth of crystals and their equilibrium shape: a facet disappears above TR. The first part of the chapter is devoted to the description of the theories of roughening, starting with the BCF article and reviewing the work of many research groups that contributed to the foundation of the theory, and refering the reader to recent review articles for more advanced contributions. The second part of the chapter contains a review of the experimental investigations showing results that support the existence of a roughening transition and introducing the reader to the experimental problems of these studies.
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|Titolo:||Roughening Transition: Theories and Experiments|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||02.01 - Contributo in volume (Capitolo o saggio)|