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Monte Carlo simulation of self-organized quantum dot structures: crossover from kinetics to thermodynamics
Author(s): M. Meixner; R. Kunert; E. Schoell; Vitaly A. Shchukin; Dieter Bimberg
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Paper Abstract

We study the heteroepitaxial growth of self-assembled quantum dots in strained semiconductors in the Stranski-Krastanov growth mode using kinetic Monte Carlo simulations. Optimization of growth parameters such as temperature, deposition rate, coverage, and growth interruption time is discussed. In particular, we investigate the crossover between kinetically controlled and thermodynamically limited growth, and thereby resolve the seemingly contradictory temperature dependence of the average dot size.

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Date Published: 11 June 2003
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5023, 10th International Symposium on Nanostructures: Physics and Technology, (11 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.510422
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M. Meixner, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
R. Kunert, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
E. Schoell, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Vitaly A. Shchukin, Technische Univ. Berlin and A. F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute (Germany)
Dieter Bimberg, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5023:
10th International Symposium on Nanostructures: Physics and Technology
Zhores I. Alferov; Leo Esaki, Editor(s)

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