1981 年 50 巻 10 号 p. 1055-1064
The growth mechanisms of long-chain molecular crystals studied by surface characteriza-tion have been briefly summarized. The characteristic growth mechanisms of lateral and basal planes of long-chain compound were analysed by the measurements of growth kinetics from solution phase. The generation mechanisms of giant screw dislocations responsible for the spiral growth of the basal plane were summarized and the recent studies for the mechanism, in which the giant screw dislocations can be introduced as a result of interactive actions of laterally-moving growth steps, have been described. The surface characterization for vacuum-deposited thin films, i. e., long-chain molecular films and metal films has been alsodescribed with respect to the properties of the surfaces of long-chain compounds.