By Rob W. Glaisher, J. C. Barry, David J. Smith (auth.), David Cherns (eds.)

The previous couple of years have ~een swift advancements in semiconductor development ideas that have produced an increasing variety of top quality heterostructures for brand new semiconductor devises. because the dimensions of such constructions procedure the nanometer point, it turns into more and more very important to characterise fabrics houses comparable to composition uniformity, pressure, interface sharpness and roughness and the character of defects, in addition to their effect on electric and optical houses. a lot of this data is being received by way of electron microscopy and this can be additionally a space of fast development. there were advances for skinny movie reviews throughout quite a lot of strategies, together with, for instance, convergent beam electron diffraction, X-ray and electron strength loss microanalysis and excessive spatial solution cathodoluminescence in addition to by means of traditional and excessive answer equipment. vital boost­ ments have additionally happened within the examine of surfaces and movie progress phenomena via either microscopy and diffraction suggestions. With those advancements in brain, an program was once made to the NATO technology Committee in overdue summer time 1987 to fund a sophisticated examine paintings­ store to check the electron microscopy of complex semiconductors. This was once as a result authorised for the 1988 programme and have become the "NATO complex study Workshop at the overview of complicated Semiconductor fabrics by way of Electron Microscopy". The Workshop came about within the friendly and intimate atmosphere of Wills corridor, Bristol, united kingdom, throughout the week 11-17 September 1988 and used to be attended via fifty-five individuals from fourteen countries.

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Noise filtering, if applied in such a way that all relevant information is preserved, might be a first step. The techniques designed to enhance the contrast of periodic images might not be valid when applied to non-periodic objects. The main problem is that reduction of noise (which is also non-periodic) conflicts with the preservation of the non-periodic image detail we want to emphasize. A compromise between noise reduction and resolutiol) (of the non-periodic feature) must be found. To find an optimal filter procedure for a particular problem, an analysis of the image to be processed is necessary.

Estimations. 42 CdTe-HgTe superlattices In this sort of superlattice, successive layers experience a very small lattice mismatch (3 10- 3 ). One can grow thicker layers than in the CdTe/ZnTe case while retaining perfectly coherent interfaces. Fig. 7 nm CdTe/HgTe superlattice (Di Cioccio et Al, 1987) grown on top of (111) CdTe. Dislocation could be seen at interfaces within the superlattice. rallel . to the interface were found at the superlattice/CdTe substrate interface and were found to be associated with impurity segregation on the CdTe surface.

F. T. S. , 1986, Phil. Mag. , Kavanagh, K. , 1988, Phys. Stat. Sol. L. , Fontenille, J. L. , Mariette, H. L. , 1987, in "Microscopy of Semiconducting Materials", Inst. of Phys. Conf. Ser. , 63 (10) 4929 45 HIGH RESOLUTION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY STUDY Of INDIUM DISTRIBUTION IN InAs/GaAs MULTI LAYERS C. M. Y. Marzin Centre National d'Etude des telecommunications, Paris B 196 avo H. Ravera, 92220 Bagneux ABSTRACT Two InAs/GaAs multilayers have been studied using X-Ray diffraction (XR), photoluminescence (PL) and high Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (HRTEM) in order to determine the Indium location.

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