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Special Issue "Dislocations in Heterostructures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2019).
We are delighted to invite you to submit an article to the Special Issue of Crystals, “Dislocations in Heterostructures”.
Heterostructures are known as the basis for a wide class of semiconductor devices. There are solar cells, sensors, devices for information processing, and so on among them. Firstly, these are the matched heterostructures that have the same substrate crystal lattice and grown film parameters and type.
There is also considerable interest in mismatched heterostructures. However, their use is complicated due to a large number of structural defects. Dislocations are an obligatory attribute of a heterostructure, if the film thickness is sufficient for their introduction. Misfit dislocations play a positive role as they create an interface between materials with different crystal lattices. However, their introduction is followed by the emergence of the dislocations from crossing a film from an interface to a surface (threading dislocations). Each misfit dislocation has two threading dislocations on its ends. Such dislocations, taking place in the active device area, worsen its characteristics or make its functions impossible. Thus, the main efforts are pooled to decrease the threading dislocations density. The success in this direction depends on taking into account many factors. Success in this direction depends on accounting for many factors. Among them are the speed of the dislocation movement, their interaction and dislocation reactions, and so on.
The Special Issue, “Dislocations in Heterostructures”, is aimed at publishing novel data concerning the mechanism of dislocations nucleation, movement, their interaction, and dislocation reactions in heterostructures.
Dr. Sokolov Leonid Valentinovich
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Crystals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Relief of heterostructures
- Mechanisms of dislocations nucleation
- Misfit dislocations
- Threading dislocations
- Interaction of dislocations