Modeling the quantum dot growth in the continuum approximation
12 Jan 2011 | Papers | Contributor(s): Peter Cendula
Quantum dots can grow spontaneously during molecular beam epitaxy of
two materials with different lattice parameters, Stranski-Krastanow growth mode.
We study a mathematical model based on the continuum approximation of the
growing layer in two dimensions. Nonlinear evolution equation is solved using finite element method and spectral methods together with stress calculation based on the Goursat analytic functions. Effect of the film/substrate interface is included
in the dependence of …