epitaxy

Definitions:

  • 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.
  • Any of several <xref>techniques</xref> that grow ordered, <xref>crystalline</xref> <xref>layers</xref> on top of an existing <xref>monocrystalline</xref> <xref>substrate</xref>.
  • 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
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