Inorganic Materials

, Volume 36, Issue 4, pp 333–336 | Cite as

A macroscopic approach to the problem of heteroepitaxy

  • P. I. Ignatenko


Based on the concepts of classical nucleation theory, a macroscopic criterion of heteroepitaxy is derived for layer-substrate systems in which no intermediate phases are formed. The criterion relates the epitaxial growth temperature to the associated interfacial energies, lattice mismatch, elastic constants of the layer, and supersaturation of the parent phase with the deposited substance.


Supersaturation Epitaxial Layer Epitaxial Growth Lattice Mismatch Classical Nucleation Theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. I. Ignatenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Donetsk State UniversityDonetskUkraine

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