Talk:Crystal growth

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Needs BIG Improvements[edit]

The article in general is very bad (I do my PhD in crystallization) and needs several sections added: - a simple description what crystal growth is and what causes it (links to other articles already existing) - a more detailed description on HOW a crystal grows (growth mechanisms)

As soon as there is some time open in my schedule, I will work on this.Necmon (talk) 11:58, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Needs Headings[edit]

The article needs headings. I am not sure where they would go-just throwing this out there. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 22:17, 26 March 2007 (UTC).


See also:
Crystal structure
Crystal growth
Fractional crystallization
Seed crystal
Single crystal
and articles cited therein also!
I suspect it would take a brave person to try and untangle/merge these articles !! -- Quantockgoblin 13:47, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
I would like to add that this article is now mainly about nucleation, which is a related but completely different process. Josq (talk) 00:21, 7 February 2008 (UTC)


Reinforcing the suggestion to merge, part with Crystal growth and part with Crystallization (engineering aspects):

  1. Work with samples and summaries at talk pages for discuss new structure and appends at each main article;
  2. Work migrating and merging some content.

If this article is improved, cleaned (there are a lot of non-encyclopedic details and repeated content between articles), and make understandable to non-experts, it not need to merge with others: is a in-deep article to the "(only) crystal growth" subject.

--Krauss (talk) 01:26, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

They need to add more.[edit]

It's too short. If someone, like me, for example, was looking for info on crystals and they came here, they would want more info on crystals. Ptara517 (talk) 23:38, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Gallery cleanup[edit]

It would be helpful to add captions to the images based on the image titles in the code of the edit window. I'll ask someone how to do that. Crystal whacker (talk) 18:16, 26 November 2008 (UTC)


How is this topic different from grain growth? If there is little difference, perhaps they should be merged. Wizard191 (talk) 18:10, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Original Research included in Figures[edit]

While I believe the SEM of the silver growing is very interesting in an academic perspective, I wonder if this constitutes original research. Also I am not sure how useful the caption is in describing the interesting features such as nucleation sites and lattice steps. Darkwraith (talk) 17:30, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

Is this article adequate?[edit]

What portion of the keywords that categorize the papers in The Journal of Crystal Growth published by Elsevier does this article cover? Is this sufficient for an article that a reader might think gives an indication of what someone working on "crystal growth" might be studying now, or studied in the past? For example, should the role of growing large single crystals in the development of infra-red and heat detecting semiconductor sensors be mentioned? Should mention be made of mathematical theories for rate of crystal growth? Should mention be made of relevance to space studies? And so on. Adding a long list of "see also"s without explaining why they should be seen is a cop-out. I think that one of the worst dangers of WP is the use of a phrase as the title of an article that deals with just one or two items that fall within it. Michael P. Barnett (talk) 01:13, 22 December 2010 (UTC)