Strain-relief by single dislocation loops in calcite crystals grown on self-assembled monolayers


Most of our knowledge of dislocation-mediated stress relaxation during epitaxial crystal growth comes from the study of inorganic heterostructures. Here we use Bragg coherent diffraction imaging to investigate a contrasting system, the epitaxial growth of calcite (CaCO3) crystals on organic self-assembled monolayers, where these are widely used as a model… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11878


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