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Lateral Aligment of Epitaxial Quantum Dots


Part of the Nano Science and Technolgy book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-15
  2. Lateral Self-Alignment

  3. Forced Alignment

About this book


Accurate positioning of self-organized nanostructures on a substrate surface can be regarded as the Achilles’ heel of nanotechnology. This perception also applies to self-assembled semiconductor quantum dots. This book describes the full range of possible strategies to laterally align self-assembled quantum dots on a substrate surface, starting from pure self-ordering mechanisms and culminating with forced alignment by lithographic positioning. The text addresses both short- and long-range ordering phenomena and paves the way for the future high integration of single quantum dot devices on a single chip. Contributions by the best-known experts in this field ensure that all relevant quantum-dot heterostructures are elucidated from diverse relevant perspectives.


Modulation Nanodroplet Phase Potential deposition epitaxy microscopy model nanostructure nanotechnology network organization quantum dot semiconductor surface

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Integrative NanosciencesIFW DresdenDresdenGermany

About the authors

The author was awarded the Philip-Morris Research Award in 2002.

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