Thermodynamic Self-Limiting Growth of Heteroepitaxial Islands Induced by Nonlinear Elastic Effect.

@article{Hu2016ThermodynamicSG,
  title={Thermodynamic Self-Limiting Growth of Heteroepitaxial Islands Induced by Nonlinear Elastic Effect.},
  author={Hao Hu and Xiaobin Niu and Feng Liu},
  journal={Nano letters},
  year={2016},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={
          3919-24
        }
}
We investigate nonlinear elastic effect (NLEF) on the growth of heteroepitaxial islands, a topic of both scientific and technological significance for their applications as quantum dots. We show that the NLEF induces a thermodynamic self-limiting growth mechanism that hinders the strain relaxation of coherent island beyond a maximum size, which is in contrast to indefinite strain relaxation with increasing island size in the linear elastic regime. This self-limiting growth effect shows a strong… CONTINUE READING

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