Formation mechanism of parallel twins related to Si-facetted dendrite growth

K. Fujiwara, K. Maeda, N. Usami, G. Sazaki, Y. Nose, K. Nakajima

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We propose a simple model to explain formation mechanism of parallel twins that are related to Si-facetted dendrite growth, and attempt to confirm its validity by in situ observations. The model involves the formation of a twin boundary at the {1 1 1} facet plane on the growth interface followed by formation of another twin parallel to the first one. Subsequently, a facetted dendrite grows parallel to the facet plane in this model. This growth behavior was successfully observed by growth experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-84
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jul


  • Facetted dendrite
  • Silicon
  • Solid/liquid interface
  • Twin boundary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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