Lateral Aligment of Epitaxial Quantum Dots

  • Oliver Schmidt

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

  • Oliver Schmidt
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Integrative NanosciencesIFW DresdenDresdenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-46935-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46936-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1434-4904
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