epitaxy

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ep·i·tax·y

 (ĕp′ĭ-tăk′sē)
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.

epitaxy

(ˈɛpɪˌtæksɪ) or

epitaxis

n
(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

ep•i•tax•y

(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
Translations
épitaxie
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The two methods that used for epitaxial deposition are homoepitaxy and heteroepitaxy.
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283 BADZIAN A,DIAM RELAT,vol 0002,page 0147,1993,cites= 11,DIAMOND HOMOEPITAXY BY CHEMICAL-VAPOR-DEPOSITION