Epitaxial Growth - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124809024, 9781483271811

Epitaxial Growth

1st Edition

Editors: J. W. Matthews
eBook ISBN: 9781483271811
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th May 1975
Page Count: 316
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Epitaxial Growth Part B is the second part of a collection of review articles that describe various aspects of the growth of single-crystal films on single-crystal substrates. The topics discussed are the nucleation of thin films, the structure of the interface between film and substrate, and the generation of defects during film growth. The methods used to prepare and examine thin films are described and a list of the overgrowth-substrate combinations studied so far is given.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors Preface Contents of Part A Chapter 4. Nucleation of Thin Films I. Introduction: The Mechanisms of Nucleation and Growth II. Regimes of Condensation III. Quantitative Description of the Nucleation Process IV. Solutions of the Rate Equations V. Effects of Imperfections VI. Experimental Examples VII. Nucleation and Epitaxy References Chapter 5. Defects in Epitaxial Deposits I. Introduction II. Nucleation and Growth of Epitaxial Films III. Dislocations IV. Stacking Faults V. Twinning VI. Multiply Twinned Particles VII. Defects in Alloys and Compounds VIII. Conclusions References Chapter 6. Energy of Interfaces between Crystals I. Introduction II. Thin Films III. Semi-infinite Overgrowths IV. Misfit Dislocation Energy in Overgrowths of Finite Thickness V. Stability of Growing Epitaxial Crystals VI. Small Epitaxial Islands References Chapter 7. Energy of Interfaces between Crystals: An AB Initio Approach I. Introduction II. The Interface Problem from First Principles III. Symmetry Considerations and Coincidence Lattices IV. Interface Energy as a Variational Problem V. The Coincidence Boundary in Reciprocal Space VI. The Interface Problem in Reciprocal Space VII. The Elastic Problem VIII. The Variational Problem in Reciprocal Space IX. The Interaction Potential X. Calculations with a Model Potential XI. An Ab Initio Potential for Aluminum XII. Surface Entropy and Free Energy XIII. Relation to Epitaxial Growth References Chapter 8. Coherent Interfaces and Misfit Dislocations I. Introduction II. Predictions III. Observations of Coherency Strains IV. Observations of Misfit Dislocations V. The Generation of Misfit Dislocations VI. Misfit Dislocations and the Alignment of Deposits VII


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