Self-assembled nanostructures through wavelength-controlled spinodal decomposition

Greaney, P. Alex; Chrzan, D. C.; Clemens, B. M.; Nix, W. D.
August 2003
Applied Physics Letters;8/18/2003, Vol. 83 Issue 7, p1364
Academic Journal
The self-assembly of nanostructured materials through controlled wavelength spinodal decomposition is explored using a simple model. The model assumes that a homogeneous alloy is deposited on a rigid, periodically strained substrate. A linear stability analysis establishes that the film will undergo spinodal decomposition with the dominant wavelength determined by the periodicity of the substrate strain. © 2003 American Institute of Physics.


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