Microstructural evolution and coherent islands

Jeffery Drucker

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Microstructural evolution in systems containing strained islands (coherent, incoherent of both) is investigated. The growth rate of an individual island coarsening in an ensemble of strained islands is obtained by including elastic effects on surface diffusion of adatoms to and the equilibrium solubility of strained islands. For strained islands growing on a quasi-rigid substrate, coherent islands grow more slowly than incoherent islands of the same radius. Consequently, the island growth rate accelerates at the coherent to incoherent transition. the model agrees with recent experimental observations in Ge/Si(100) heteroepitaxy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEvolution of Surface and Thin Film Microstructure
EditorsHarry A. Atwater, Eric Chason, Marcia H. Grabow, Max G. Lagally
PublisherPubl by Materials Research Society
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1558991751
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
EventProceedings of the 1992 Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 30 1992Dec 4 1992

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


OtherProceedings of the 1992 Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society
CityBoston, MA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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