Lattice Engineering: Technology and Applications

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  • Provide an updated overview of different technologies to harness lattice mismatch in a variety of semiconductor heterostructures
  • Provide successful device demonstrations based on these technologies: metamorphic transistors, quantum well and quantum dot lasers and light emitting diodes


This book contains comprehensive reviews of different technologies to harness lattice mismatch in semiconductor heterostructures and their applications in electronic and optoelectronic devices. While the book is a bit focused on metamorphic epitaxial growth, it also includes other methods like compliant substrate, selective area growth, wafer bonding, heterostructure nanowires, and more. Basic knowledge on dislocations in semiconductors and innovative methods to eliminate threading dislocations are provided, and successful device applications are reviewed. It covers a variety of important semiconductor materials like SiGe, III-V including GaN and nano-wires; epitaxial methods like molecular beam epitaxy and metal organic vapor phase epitaxy; and devices like transistors and lasers etc.

Table of Contents

Dislocation reduction by interfacial misfit method
compliant substrates
selective area growth
low temperature direct wafer bonding
heterostructures and strain relaxation in semiconductor nanowires
epitaxial growth of nitrides
metamorphic HEMT technology
metamorphic HBTs
metamorphic quantum dot lasers
metamorphic quantum well lasers
nitride based LEDs and laser diodes

Editor Bio(s)

Shumin Wang is Professor at Photonics Laboratory, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. He received BSc and MSc from Department of Physics, Fudan University, China, in 1985 and 1988, respectively, and PhD from Department of Physics, Gothenburg University, Sweden, in 1994. He has been then working at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, since 1994, and was promoted to Associate Professor and Professor in 1999 and 2008, respectively.