Epitaxial Growth

Epitaxial Growth

1st Edition - May 28, 1975

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  • Editor: J. W. Matthews
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483271811

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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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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. Behavior of Misfit Dislocations during Diffusion

    VIII. Role of Misfit Dislocations in Diffusion


    Chapter 9. List of Epitaxial Systems

    I. Introduction

    II. Classification and Nomenclature

    III. Index of Overgrowth (Deposit of Film) Materials

    IV. List of Epitaxial Systems


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  • No. of pages: 316
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1975
  • Published: May 28, 1975
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483271811

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