The very important step of the crystal growth or dissolution process is mass transport in solution. The concentration changes around the crystal caused by the diffusion and convection may be detected by the optical methods. The paper presents some results of our investigations of such process with the use of moire fringes and interferometric techniques. The discussion of the problems appearing when using these methods in crystal growth experiments is presented.
Mariusz J. Krasinski,
"Investigation Of Crystal Growth And Dissolution By Interferometric Methods", Proc. SPIE 1121, Interferometry '89, (3 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961327; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.961327