Cleaved edge overgrowth for quantum wire fabrication

Loren Pfeiffer, H. L. Störmer, K. W. Baldwin, K. W. West, A. R. Goñi, A. Pinczuk, R. C. Ashoori, M. M. Dignam, W. Wegscheider

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We review a new molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) technique we call cleaved edge overgrowth (CEO), which makes possible fabrication of quantum wires or other lower dimensional quantum structures with atomic precision. CEO is accomplished by performing two separate MBE overgrowths separated by an in situ cleave of the substrate sample. We review our development of this novel method and give several examples of new structures recently fabricated using it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)849-857
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Feb 2 1993
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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