Present state of the composition evaluation of ternary semiconductor nanostructures by lattice fringe analysis
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
CONFERENCE SERIES- INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS
, p. 19-22
University of Antwerp
Semiconductor heterostructures are used for the fabrication of optoelectronic devices. Performance of such devices is governed by their chemical morphology. The composition distribution of quantum wells and dots is influenced by kinetic growth processes which are not understood completely at present. To obtain more information about these effects, methods for composition determination with a spatial resolution at a near atomic scale are necessary. In this paper we focus on the present state of the composition evaluation by the lattice fringe analysis (CELFA) technique and explain the basic ideas, optimum imaging conditions, precision and accuracy.