Kinetics of self-assembled island formation: Part I - Island density

Jonas Johansson, Werner Seifert

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We present a rate equation model for self-assembled quantum dot formation, or Stranski-Krastanow growth. The model includes a kinetically defined critical wetting layer thickness and a subsequent wetting layer decomposition. With these rate equations, total island densities can be calculated under varying deposition conditions, i.e., temperature and deposition rate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-138
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Condensed Matter Physics


  • epitaxy
  • metalorganic vapor phase
  • growth models
  • low dimensional structures


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