7. Growth and Epitaxy

  1. Kurt W. Kolasinski

Published Online: 30 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119941798.ch7

Surface Science: Foundations of Catalysis and Nanoscience, Third Edition

Surface Science: Foundations of Catalysis and Nanoscience, Third Edition

How to Cite

Kolasinski, K. W. (2012) Growth and Epitaxy, in Surface Science: Foundations of Catalysis and Nanoscience, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119941798.ch7

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, West Chester University, West Chester, PA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 6 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119990352

Online ISBN: 9781119941798

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Keywords:

  • growth and epitaxy;
  • stress and strain;
  • interface types;
  • surface energy, and strain energy;
  • solid-on-solid growth, and strain;
  • nucleation theory;
  • techniques for growing layers, MBE and CVD;
  • nanotube, nanowire catalytic growth;
  • etching

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Stress and strain

  • Types of interfaces

  • Surface energy, surface tension and strain energy

  • Growth modes

  • Nucleation theory

  • Growth away from equilibrium

  • Techniques for growing layers

  • Catalytic growth of nanotubes and nanowires

  • Etching

  • Summary of important concepts

  • Frontiers and challenges

  • Further reading

  • Exercises

  • References