Dynamics of ripening of self-assembled II-VI semiconductor quantum dots

S. Lee, I. Daruka, C. S. Kim, A. L. Barabási, J. L. Merz, J. K. Furdyna

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We report the systematic investigation of ripening of CdSe self-assembled quantum dots (QDs) on ZnSe. We investigate the size and density of the QDs as a function of time after deposition of CdSe has stopped. The dynamics of the ripening process is interpreted in terms of the theory of Ostwald ripening. Furthermore, the experimental results allow us to identify the growth mode of the QD formation process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3479-3482
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Oct 19
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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