J. L. Sacedón

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The growth kinetics of the mostly used physical vapor-phase deposition techniques -molecular beam epitaxy, sputtering, flash evaporation, and pulsed laser deposition-is investigated by rate equations with the aim of testing their suitability for the preparation of ultraflat ultrathin films. The techniques are studied in regard to the roughness and(More)
Here, we outline the theoretical fundamentals of a promising growth kinetics of films from the vapor phase, in which pulsed fluxes are combined with temperature transients to enable short-range surface relaxations (e.g., species rearrangements) and to inhibit long-range relaxations (atomic exchange between species). A group of physical techniques (fully(More)
The ballistic motion of kinetically hyperthermal clusters on corrugated potential energy surfaces is studied by molecular dynamics simulations. Under pulsed laser deposition conditions, such clusters are generated due to the supersaturation flux and nonthermal energies of the incident species, a fraction of which is transferred to the clusters. This energy(More)
The formation of nanometer-scale islands is an important issue for bottom-up-based schemes in novel electronic, optoelectronic and magnetoelectronic devices technology. In this work, we present a detailed atomic force microscopy analysis of Si island arrays grown by molecular beam epitaxy. Recent reports have shown that self-assembled distributions of(More)
Self-organized growth of GaAs on (110) substrates vicinal to (111)A by hydrogen-assisted molecular beam epitaxy (H-MBE) has been studied for different kinetic regimes using atomic force microscopy (AFM). When GaAs growth is limited by kinetics of adatom incorporation to steps, the presence of chemisorbed H on the surface after oxide removal promotes the(More)
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