Cooperative arrangement of self-assembled Ge dots on pre-grown Si mesas

G. Jin, J. L. Liu, Y. H. Luo, K. L. Wang

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In this work, we report on the study of one-dimensional (1-D) and two-dimensional (2-D) cooperative arrangements of self-assembled Ge dots grown on patterned Si (001) substrates. Selective epitaxial growth (SEG) of Si mesas was first performed to form Si mesas before Ge deposition. Self-assembled growths of Ge dots with variable Ge amount have been carried out. It is found that the cooperative arrangements of Ge dots are dependent on Ge amount deposited. The cooperative arrangements is attributed to the self-regulation of the dot size and position, which is driven by the minimization of the total free energy including strain energy, surface energy and deformation repulsive energy. This cooperative arrangement promoted by the energetically preferential nucleation on Si mesas allows us to control the placement of the self-assembled dots at the specific positions.

頁(從 - 到)169-172
期刊Thin Solid Films
出版狀態Published - 2000 12月 22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 電子、光磁材料
  • 表面和介面
  • 表面、塗料和薄膜
  • 金屬和合金
  • 材料化學


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