Molecular beam epitaxy and low-dimensional structures

S. Franchi, A. Bosacchi

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The main features of MBE are reviewed and special emphasis is placed on the role of MBE growth mechanisms of both lattice-matched and lattice-mismatched epitaxial structures. It will be shown that the different mechanisms allow the growth either of two-dimensional advanced structures with interfaces smooth on an atomic scale and of zero-dimensional systems with carriers confined on a nanometric scale. A few examples of such structures will be given, and their physical properties will be briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-222
Number of pages16
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1998



  • Growth Mechanisms
  • Low-Dimensional Structures
  • MBE
  • Modulation-Doped Structures
  • Quantum Dots
  • Quantum Wells
  • Superlattices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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