By Oliver G. Schmidt
Actual positioning of self-organized nanostructures on a substrate floor should be considered as the Achilles' heel of nanotechnology. This conception additionally applies to self-assembled semiconductor quantum dots. This booklet describes the entire diversity of attainable techniques to laterally align self-assembled quantum dots on a substrate floor, ranging from natural self-ordering mechanisms and culminating with compelled alignment by means of lithographic positioning. The textual content addresses either brief- and long-range ordering phenomena and paves the best way for the longer term excessive integration of unmarried quantum dot units on a unmarried chip. Contributions by way of the best-known specialists during this box make sure that all correct quantum-dot heterostructures are elucidated from different views.
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