© 2004

Epitaxy of Nanostructures

  • Will be the first Springer book in the field of formation of nanodevices by self-organized growth


Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Vitaly A. Shchukin, Nikolai N. Ledentsov, Dieter Bimberg
    Pages 1-13
  3. Vitaly A. Shchukin, Nikolai N. Ledentsov, Dieter Bimberg
    Pages 15-55
  4. Vitaly A. Shchukin, Nikolai N. Ledentsov, Dieter Bimberg
    Pages 57-233
  5. Vitaly A. Shchukin, Nikolai N. Ledentsov, Dieter Bimberg
    Pages 235-313
  6. Vitaly A. Shchukin, Nikolai N. Ledentsov, Dieter Bimberg
    Pages 315-334
  7. Vitaly A. Shchukin, Nikolai N. Ledentsov, Dieter Bimberg
    Pages 335-336
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 337-387

About this book


The main focus of the book are the physical mechanisms behind the spontaneous formation of ordered nanostructures at semiconductor surfaces. These mechanisms are at the root of recent breakthroughs in advanced nanotechnology of quantum-wire and quantum-dot fabrication. Generic theoretical models are presented addressing formation of all basic types of nanostructures, including periodically faceted surfaces, arrays of step-bunches of equal heights and single- and multi-sheet arrays of both 2- and 3-D strained islands. Decisive experiments on both structural and optical characterization of nanostructures are discussed to verify theoretical models and link them to practical examples. The book also describes experimental tools in nanoengineering that enable one to intentionally control the parameters of self-organized nanostructures, such as chemical composition, shape, size, density and relative arrangement of quantum dots and wires. Practical applications of nanoepitaxial technologies are discussed in the framework of recent advances in quantum dot lasers.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Technische Universtität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.A.F. Ioffe Physical Technical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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From the reviews:

"The book focuses on the physical mechanisms behind the spontaneous formation of ordered nanostructures … . The list of chapters give a good indication on the points of view of the authors. … Most books on nanophysics deal with isolated nanosystems, or nanosystems in solutions. This one gives a good overview of deposited nanostructures. It will then be helpful to researchers working or entering the specific field of research, but also to people coming from the thin films or interface fields." (Michel Wautelet, Physicalia, Vol. 57 (3), 2005)

"This monograph is a detailed account of the theory and practice of growth, characterization and applications of quantum-dot nanostructures (of mainly compound semiconductors) in real devices, written by a group of leading experts in the field … which makes it an invaluable asset in any nanostructure–growth laboratory. … this monograph, aimed at the postgraduate and specialist level, is excellent on so many levels that I strongly recommend it to scientists engaged in nanostructure research and to those who consider entering this fascinating field." (Dr I. O. Goldfarb, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 46 (3), 2005)

"This book is intended to explain to at least a postgraduate and above, the mechanisms, growth processes, analytical characterisation techniques and, ultimately, the potential areas of application of epitaxial nanostructures … . this book makes a very informative introduction and guide to the complex world of epitaxial nanostructures and is well worth the asking price." (Paul Cannard, Materials World, Vol. 13 (2), February, 2005)