[ 460NAWAKWEV14 ] VL Crystal growth and Epitaxy

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3 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year Physics Alberta Bonanni 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Nanoscience and Technology 2014W
Objectives To provide an overview of the fundamental concepts of crystal growth, starting from crystal-ambient phase equilibrium and diagrams, over the thermodynamics of nucleation and heading to the details of epitaxial growth.
Subject Crystals lie at the root of today's advanced technology. Near-perfect crystals of e.g. silicon and III-V compounds are needed for microprocessors and optoelectronics, magnetic crystals provide computer memories, and crystals with various specific properties are required for basic investigations and novel applications. Topics: nucleation (thermodynamics, nucleation rate, atomistic view,…); crystal growth (facets, surface anisotropy, kinematic theory,…); epitaxial growth (thermodynamics, energy of epitaxial interfaces…); overview on main epitaxial techniques.
Criteria for evaluation Oral Exam, dates by arrangement.
Methods Lecture
Language (*)Englisch oder Deutsch
Study material Script available. Additional study material will be announced during the course
Changing subject? No
Further information Basic course for Master and PhD students interested in Nano- and Materials Science.
Corresponding lecture (*)TPMWTVOKRWA: VO Kristallwachstum (3 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment