M. M.J. Treacy, J. M. Gibson, R. Hull

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Compositionally-modulated semiconductors are materials of great interest, examples being spinodally decomposed quaternary semiconductors and superlattices. One oft-neglected aspect of the metastability inherent in such systems is that when in thin film form elastic energy can be reduced by near-surface relaxation. Using TEM the authors have studied two important systems - spinodally decomposed In//xGa//1// minus //xAs//yP//1// minus //y layers grown by LPE, and strained-layer superlattices. It is pointed out that when relating high resolution microscopy measurements of lattice parameter to bulk properties, a major correction due to relaxation must be included. This has particular relevance for TEM measurements of the tetragonal distortion in strained layer superlattices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherMetallurgical Soc of AIME
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0895204851
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

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