Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 43, Number 3, September 2008
Topical Issue ITFPC (Innovations on Thin Films Processing and Characterisation)
|Page(s)||271 - 276|
|Published online||30 April 2008|
Crystal growth and elasticity
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
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 3 March 2008
Published online: 30 April 2008
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.
PACS: 62.20.D – Elasticity, elastic constants / 68.08.Bc – Wetting / 68.35.Md – Surface thermodynamics, surface energies
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