Quasi-Stranski-Krastanow growth mode of self-assembled CdTe quantum dots grown on ZnSe by molecular beam epitaxy

C. S. Yang, Y. J. Lai, W. C. Chou, D. S. Chen, J. S. Wang, K. F. Chien, Y. T. Shih

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This study investigates the growth mode of highly lattice-mismatch (∼ 14 %) CdTe self-assembled quantum dots grown on a ZnSe buffer-layer by molecular beam epitaxy. Two growth processes were used to prepare the samples. For the group-I samples, Te and Cd sources were alternately used to deposit a CdTe coverage layer of 0.6 to 8.0 mono-layers on a Zn-stabilized ZnSe buffer layer. The growth process of group-II samples was reversed; that is, the Cd beam was supplied first on a Se-stabilized ZnSe buffer layer. The optical spectra, including the power-dependent, time-resolved photoluminescence (PL) and PL excitation measurement, demonstrate a ZnTe-like and a CdSe-like two-dimensional precursor layer (wetting layer) in the group-I and group-II samples, respectively. Following the formation of the precursor layer, three-dimensional highly strained CdTe quantum dots were formed. Accordingly, the growth of CdTe self-assembled quantum-dot structures was attributed to the quasi-Stranski-Krastanow mode.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-305
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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