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Nucleation Theory and Growth of Nanostructures

  • Leads to a better understanding of synthesis and development of epitaxy techniques

  • Provides an advanced theoretical analysis of nanostructure formation mechanisms

  • Gives a comprehensive theoretical overview of semiconductor nanowires


Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Vladimir Dubrovskii
    Pages 1-73
  3. Vladimir Dubrovskii
    Pages 75-166
  4. Vladimir Dubrovskii
    Pages 167-274
  5. Vladimir Dubrovskii
    Pages 275-395
  6. Vladimir Dubrovskii
    Pages 397-498
  7. Vladimir Dubrovskii
    Pages 499-571
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 573-601

About this book


Semiconductor nanostructures such as nanowires are promising building blocks of future nanoelectronic, nanophotonic and nanosensing devices. Their physical properties are primarily determined by the epitaxy process which is rather different from the conventional thin film growth. This book shows how the advanced nucleation theory can be used in modeling of growth properties, morphology and crystal phase of such nanostructures. The book represents a systematic account of modern nucleation theory in open systems,  nanostructure nucleation and growth mechanisms, and possibilities for tuning the nanostructure properties to the desired values.


Epitaxy Techniques Growth Modeling Kinetics of Phase Transition Nanowire Formation Mechanisms Nanowire Growth Theory Nucleation Theory Quantum Dots and Nanoneedles Semiconductor Nanostructures Semiconductor Nanowires Thermodynamics of Phase Transition

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.St. Petersburg Academic UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

About the authors

Head of the Department of theoretical physics
Deputy Director of Nanotechnology Centre
Head of the Laboratory of physics of nanostructures
Coordinator of Associated International Laboratory “Nanostructures of compound semiconductors, Growth, Properties, Devices” (ILNACS)
Deputy Director of Russian-Chinese joint laboratory “Zh.I. Alferov laboratory of information optoelectronics and nanoheterostructures”

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