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Structural and optical properties of II-VI and III-V compound semiconductors

Abstract This dissertation is on the study of structural and optical properties of some III-V and II-VI compound semiconductors. The first part of this dissertation is a study of the deformation mechanisms associated with nanoindentation and nanoscratching of InP, GaN, and ZnO crystals. The second part is an investigation of some fundamental issues regarding compositional fluctuations and microstructure in GaInNAs and InAlN alloys. In the first part, the microstructure of (001) InP scratched in an atomic force microscope with a small diamond tip has been studied as a function of applied normal force and crystalline direction in order to understand at the nanometer scale the deformation mechanisms in the zinc-blende structure. TEM images show deeper ... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Huang, Jingyi (Author) / Ponce, Fernando A (Advisor) / Carpenter, Ray W (Committee member) / Smith, David J (Committee member) / Yu, Hongbin (Committee member) / Treacy, Michael Mj (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Physics / Materials Science / Nanotechnology / alloy / nanoindentation / nanoscratching / semiconductor / TEM
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 148 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Physics 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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