Phenomenological theory of semiconductor epitaxial growth with misfit-dislocations

Ko Okajima, Kyozaburo Takeda, Norihisa Oyama, Eiji Ohta, Kenji Shiraishi, Takahisa Ohno

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We have developed a phenomenological theory of growth behavior in semiconductor heteroepitaxy that includes the effects of the formation of Stranski-Krastanov (SK) islands and misfit-dislocations (MDs). Our theory can reproduce the various types of growth behavior observed in heteroepitaxial growth. Moreover, we also formulate a procedure for determining the phenomenological parameters that includes atomistic calculations. The critical thickness of InAs/GaAs(110) obtained by this procedure is in good agreement with the experimentally obtained value.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L917-L920
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 2: Letters
Issue number9 A/B
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Sept 15
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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