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n. pl. ep·i·tax·ies
The growth of the crystals of one substance on the crystal face of another substance, such that the crystalline substrates of both substances have the same structural orientation.

ep′i·tax′i·al adj.
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(ˈɛpɪˌtæksɪ) or


(General Physics) the growth of a thin layer on the surface of a crystal so that the layer has the same structure as the underlying crystal
epitaxial, epitaxic adj
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(ˈɛp ɪˌtæk si)

n., pl. -tax•ies.
the growth of crystalline material of one composition upon the surface of a crystal of another composition.
[< French épitaxie (1928); see epi-, -taxy]
ep`i•tax′i•al, adj.
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Noun1.epitaxy - growing a crystal layer of one mineral on the crystal base of another mineral in such a manner that its crystalline orientation is the same as that of the substrate
growing - (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state
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Huang et al., "Flexible ferroelectric element based on van der Waals heteroepitaxy," Science Advances, vol.
Heteroepitaxy of Semiconductors: Theory, Growth, and Characterization, 2nd Edition
Campbell, "Heteroepitaxy and the performance of CIGS solar cells," IEEE 39th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), pp.
The two methods that used for epitaxial deposition are homoepitaxy and heteroepitaxy. Homoepitaxy deposition is a method of laying a film or layer on a surface or substrate of a similar level of conformation.