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1 Quantum wells due to ordering in GaInPCuPt ordering results in a reduction of the band-gap energy of GaInP. Thus, heterostructures and quantum wells can be produced by simply varying the order parameter, without changing the solid composition. Changes in the order parameter can be induced by changes in growth conditions. The disorder...Band-gap energy; Growth temperature; Quantum wells1998-12-28
2 Mechanical stability of ultrathin Ge/Si film on SiO2: the effect of Si/SiO2 interfaceWe perform two-dimensional linear elastic finite element analysis to investigate the mechanical stability of ultrathin Ge/Si film grown on or bonded to SiO2, using imperfect interface elements between Si and SiO2 to model Si/SiO2 interfacial slippage. We demonstrate that the overall composite film i...Ultrathin films; Si/SiO2 interface; Mechanical stability2005
3 Shape of the Hanle curve in spin-transport structures in the presence of an ac driveResistance between two ferromagnetic electrodes coupled to a normal channel depends on their relative magnetizations. The spin-dependent component, R, of the resistance changes with magnetic field, B, normal to the directions of magnetizations. In the field of spin transport, this change, R(B), orig...2014-01-01
4 Te-rich CdTe surface by pulsed UV laser treatment for ohmic back contact formationPulsed UV laser treatments have recently been applied to polycrystalline CdTe solar cells to create an ohmic back contact. In this work, we investigate the surface stoichiometry variations produced by pulsed laser excitation using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). These results reveal surfaces...2014-01-01
5 The importance of Se partial pressure in the laser annealing of CuInSe2 electrodeposited precursorsOne method for producing CuInSe2 (CISe) absorber layers is electrodeposition followed by annealing. Replacing the commonly used furnace annealing step with a laser can reduce annealing times by 2-3 orders of magnitude: from 30 minutes to 1 s. However, laser processing has, to date, not resulted in a...2014-01-01
6 Temperature dependence of equivalent circuit parameters used to analyze admittance spectroscopy and application to CZTSe devicesWe present a device physics and equivalent circuit model for admittance spectroscopy of CZTSe based photovoltaic devices. The experimental variations of the capacitance and conductance in the depletion width are reproduced for state of the art coevaporated CZTSe devices. We will show that simple Arr...2014-01-01
7 Tb2O3 thin films: An alternative candidate for high-k dielectric applicationsWe are reporting the growth and structural, optical, and dielectric properties of Tb2O3, a relatively unexplored high-k dielectric material. A pulsed-laser deposition technique was used to grow Tb2O3 thin-films on four different substrates: Si(100), SrTiO3(100), LaAlO3(100), and MgO(100). High resol...2014-01-01
8 Epitaxial growth of ZnO films on Si(111)In this paper, we report the growth of ZnO films on silicon substrates using a pulsed laser deposition technique. These films were deposited on Si(111) directly as well as by using thin buffer layers of AlN and GaN. All the films were found to have c-axis-preferred orientation aligned with normal to...Buffer layers; Aluminum nitride; Silicon substrate; Biaxial strain2002
9 Spatial mapping of ordered and disordered domains of GaInP by near-field scanning optical microscopy and scanning capacitance microscopyImaging of topography, locally induced photoluminescence and Fermi-level pinning in adjacent ordered and disordered domains on a cleaved GaInP sample is performed using a near-field scanning optical microscope and scanning capacitance microscope at room temperature in air. Highly localized photolumi...Gallium Phosphides; Surface Structure; Photoluminescence1996-04-13
10 Effect of step structure on ordering in GaInPExamines the effect of step structure on ordering in gallium indium phosphite (GaInP) using atomic force microscopy. Coverage of the surface by islands several monolayers in height with elongated direction; Formation of the edges of the islands; Role of the observations in explaining the nature of t...Gallium indium phosphite (GaInP); Twin boundaries1995-11-12
11 Kinetics of mesa overlayer growth: climbing of adatoms onto the mesa topWe have calculated the energy barriers for an adatom climbing up onto a Pb mesa top either over a facet-facet edge or through a facet-step joint, using a modified embedded atom method. We found that the second process is not only thermodynamically more favorable than the first one but also much fast...Mesa overlayer growth; Adatoms; Epitaxial growth2008
12 Mn L3,2 x-ray absorption and magnetic circular dichroism in ferromagnetic Ga1-xMnxPWe have measured the x-ray absorption and x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) at the Mn L3,2 edges in ferromagnetic Ga1−xMnxP films for 0.018≤x≤0.042. Large XMCD asymmetries at the L3 edge indicate significant spin polarization of the density of states at the Fermi energy. The temperatur...X-ray absorption; Gallium Arsenide; Ferromagnetic semiconductors2006
13 Epitaxial growth of large-gap quantum spin Hall insulator on semiconductor surface : The substrate orbital filtering effectFormation of topological quantum phase on conventional semiconductor surface is of both scientific and technological interest. Here, we demonstrate epitaxial growth of 2D topological insulator, i.e. quantum spin Hall (QSH) state, on Si(111) surface with a large energy gap, based on first-principles ...2014-01-01
14 Giant room-temperature spin caloritronics in spin-semiconducting graphene nanoribbonsSpin caloritronics refers to generating spin current by thermal gradient. Here we report a theoretical study demonstrating giant spin caloritronic effects in a new class of materials, called spin semiconductors, which are characterized with a "spin gap," the energy gap between spin-up and -down chan...2014-01-01
15 Prediction of a Dirac state in monolayer TiB2We predict the existence of a Dirac state in a monolayer TiB2 sheet (m-TiB2), a two-dimensionalmetal diboride, based on first-principles calculations. The band structure of m-TiB2 is found to be characterized with anisotropic Dirac cones with the largest Fermi velocity of 0.57 × 106 m/s, which is a...2014-01-01
16 Exotic electronic states in the world of flat bands: from theory to materialIt has long been noticed that special lattices contain single-electron at bands (FB) without any dispersion. Since the kinetic energy of electrons is quenched in the FB, this highly degenerate energy level becomes an ideal platform to achieve strongly correlated electronic states, such as magnetism,...2014-01-01
17 Exceptional optoelectronic properties of hydrogenated bilayer siliceneSilicon is arguably the best electronic material, but it is not a good optoelectronic material. By employing first-principles calculations and the cluster-expansion approach, we discover that hydrogenated bilayer silicene (BS) shows promising potential as a new kind of optoelectronic material. Most ...2014-01-01
18 Electron backscatter diffraction and photoluminescence of sputtered CdTe thin filmsElectron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) has been used to characterize the grain size, grain boundary structure, and texture of sputtered CdTe at varying deposition pressures before and after CdCl2 treatment in order to correlate performance with film microstructure. It is known that twin boundaries ...2011-01-01
19 First-principles study of electronic properties of biaxially strained silicon: effects on charge carrier mobilityUsing first-principles method, we calculate the electronic band structure of biaxially strained silicon, from which we analyze the change in electron and hole effective mass as a function of strain and determine the mobility of electrons and holes in the biaxially strained silicon based on Boltzmann...Biaxially strained silicon; Boltzmann transport theory2008-12
20 Comparison of self-assembly in lattice and off-lattice model amphiphile solutionsLattice Monte Carlo and off-lattice molecular dynamics simulations of h1t4 and h4t1 (head/tail) amphiphile solutions have been performed as a function of surfactant concentration and temperature. The lattice and off-lattice systems exhibit quite different self-assembly behavior at equivalent ther...Amphiphile solutions; Micellization; Surfactants2002
21 Near-infrared absorption and semimetal-semiconductor transition in 2 nm ErAs nanoparticles embedded in GaAs and AlAsWe report strong near-infrared absorption peaks in epitaxial films of GaAs and AlAs containing approximately 0.5-5% of the semimetal ErAs. The energy of the resonant absorption peak can be changed from 0.62 to 1.0 eV (2.2-1.4 μm) by variation of the ErAs volume fraction and the substrate temperatu...Near-infrared absorption; Semimetal-semiconductor transition; GaAs; AlAs; ErAs; Gallium arsenide; Aluminum arsenide2008
22 Geometric constant defining shape transitions of carbon nanotubes under pressureWe demonstrate that when a single-walled carbon nanotube is under pressure it undergoes a series of shape transitions, first transforming from a circle to an oval and then from an oval to a peanut. Most remarkably, the ratio of the area of the tube cross sections at the second transition over that ...Geometric constant; Shape transitions; Carbon nanotubes; Pressure2004-03
23 Correlation between surface structure and ordering in GaInPGa and In atoms in Ga0.52In0.48P layers spontaneously segregate to form alternating In- and Ga-rich {111} monolayers during organometallic vapor phase epitaxial (OMVPE) growth on (001) oriented GaAs substrates, thus forming the CuPt ordered structure. This ordering phenomenon is believed to be drive...Transformations; Absorbtion spectra; Surface Properties1996
24 Compositional tuning of ferromagnetism in Ga1-xMnxPWe report the magnetic and transport properties of Ga1-xMnxP synthesized via ion implantation followed by pulsed laser melting over a range of x, namely 0.018 to 0.042. Like Ga1-xMnxAs, Ga1-xMnxP displays a monotonic increase of the ferromagnetic Curie temperature with x associated with the hole-me...Gallium arsenide; Ferromagnetic semiconductors2006-12
25 Influence of quantum size effects on Pb island growth and diffusion barrier oscillationsQuantum size effects are successfully exploited in manipulating the growth of (111) oriented Pb islands on Si(111) substrate with a scanning tunneling microscope. The growth dynamics and morphology displayed can be well controlled through the quantum size effects defined by the island thicknesses ...Quantum size effects; QSE; Pb island; Diffusion barrier oscillations2006-08
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