Contributed Notes
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Equilibrium Shapes for Crystalline Solids, J. A. Dantzig

The determination of the shape of a solid crystal in equilibrium with its melt was first described by Wulff using a geometric construct. Mathematical descriptions were later developed. In this note, some of the various methods used to compute the Wullf shape are described. Particular attention is paid to the determination of forbidden orientations for crystals with large anisotropy, and the calculation of their Wulff shapes.
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