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Question on crystal formation

  1. Aug 8, 2006 #1
    Hello, im new to this forum and guess what :P my first post is going to be a question, well, a few.

    Why do crystals form at low temperatures? What physics are involved with this? are there any articles on this subject (ive tried looking, but havnt found anything so far)?
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 8, 2006 #2
    In a simple picture you could think in terms of energy. The constituent atoms' kinetic energies would simply overcome the binding energies at temperatures too high. I can try to find some articles for you this week. I don't know too much about crystal formation so if I find something it'd benefit me too.
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