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6246. Heteroepitaxy of Semiconductors

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Properties of semiconductors, including crystal structure, elastic properties, and properties of defects. Surface considerations in heteroepitaxy. Heteroepitaxial growth methods, including molecular beam epitaxy and metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy. Mismatched heteroepitaxy of a single, uniform layer, including pseudomorphic growth, equilibrium considerations, kinetically-limited strain relaxation, and threading dislocations. Design and growth of graded and multilayered metamorphic structures, and dislocation dynamics in them. Characterization of heteroepitaxial structures. Defect and strain engineering in semiconductor heterostructures.

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