RHEED studies of a-axis oriented DyBa2Cu3O7 films grown by ALL-MBE

Ivan Bozovic, James N Eckstein, Natasha Bozovic, J. O'Donnell

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Real-time, in-situ surface monitoring by reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED) has been the key enabling component of atomic-layer-by-layer molecular beam epitaxy (ALL-MBE) of complex oxides. RHEED patterns contain information on crystallographic arrangements and long range order on the surface; this can be made quantitative with help of numerical simulations. The dynamics of RHEED patterns and intensities reveal a variety of phenomena such as nucleation and dissolution of secondary-phase precipitates, switching between growth modes (layer-by-layer, step-flow), surface phase transitions (surface reconstruction, roughening, and even phase transitions induced by the electron beam itself), etc. Some of these phenomena are illustrated here, using as a case study our recent growth of atomically smooth a-axis oriented DyBa2Cu3O7 films.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-226
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 MRS Fall Symposium - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Dec 2 1997Dec 4 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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