Formation of long-range ordered quantum dots arrays in amorphous matrix by ion beam irradiation

Buljan, M.; Bogdanovic-Radovic, I.; Karlusˇic, M.; Desnica, U. V.; Drazˇic, G.; Radic, N.; Dubcˇek, P.; Salamon, K.; Bernstorff, S.; Holý, V.
August 2009
Applied Physics Letters;8/10/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 6, p063104
Academic Journal
We demonstrate the production of a well ordered three-dimensional array of Ge quantum dots in amorphous silica matrix. The ordering is achieved by ion beam irradiation and annealing of a multilayer film. Structural analysis shows that quantum dots nucleate along the direction of the ion beam used for irradiation, while the mutual distance of the quantum dots is determined by the diffusion properties of the multilayer material rather than the distances between traces of ions that are used for irradiation.


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