The solid-liquid interfacial tension of diamond-structure Si and Ge

X. C. Zeng, D. Stroud

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The authors extend their previously developed Ginzburg-Landau theory for the solid-liquid interfaces of BCC elements to treat the diamond-structure elements Si and Ge. They use as an order parameter the amplitude of the (220) components of the density of solid. This order parameter is inserted into a simplified density-functional theory for the freezing of Si and Ge, and used to estimate explicitly the crystal-melt interfacial tensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number020
Pages (from-to)1779-1783
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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