Aix-Marseille Université, Centre de Recherche sur la Matière Condensée et les Nanosciences
UPR CNRS associée aux universités Aix Marseille II et III, Campus de Luminy, case 913, 13288 Marseille Cedex 9, France
The purpose of this paper is to review some elasticity effects in epitaxial growth. We start by a description of the main ingredients needed to describe elasticity effects (elastic interactions, surface stress, bulk and surface elasticity, thermodynamics of stressed solids). Then we describe how bulk and surface elasticity affect growth mode and surface morphology by means of stress-driven instabilities. At last stress-strain evolution during crystal growth is reported.
(Received November 24 2007)
(Accepted March 3 2008)
(Online publication April 30 2008)