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Molecular beam epitaxy; from research to mass production.


Molecular beam epitaxy; from research to mass production.

Ed. by Mohamed Henini.



731 pages




Molecular beam epitaxy is the process of depositing atoms or molecules onto a crystalline substrate under conditions of high or ultra-high vacuum. The substrate's crystal structure provides a template for the particles in the beam to organize themselves as they deposit onto the substrate. The technique can be put to a remarkably broad set of uses. In this 31 chapter volume, editor Henini (physics and astronomy, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom) brings together a diverse set of physicists, electrical and mechanical engineers, and nanotechnologists to cover many of today's applications. The first chapter presents an introduction to the field. Following this the reader will find chapters detailing the value of MBE in diverse applications. Some of these include the creation of semiconductor nanowires, droplet epitaxy of complex 3D nanostructures, optoelectronics, semiconductor bandgap engineering, thin films of semiconductor and organic materials, complex oxides, ferromagnetic semiconductors, multilayer films, spintronics, quantum dots, the creation of graphene, the use of fullerene dopants, and transparent semiconducting oxides among other things. The final three chapters cover the details of scaling up MBE systems for industrial production. Figures are in b&w.

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