Kinetics in Molecular Beam Epitaxy — Modulated Beam Studies

  • C. T. Foxon
  • E. M. Gibson
  • J. Zhang
  • B. A. Joyce
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 239)


This article reviews the present state of our knowledge of the growth of III-V compounds gained from modulated beam mass spectrometry measurements. We have discussed in particular the data relating to the loss of volatile group III elements at high temperatures and have shown that there is much confusion in the literature in this area. New data for the loss of Ga at high temperatures both during Langmuir evaporation and during growth with both As2 and As4 has shown that the As species used is not a key factor in determining the loss of Ga during growth and that the presence of AI also does not influence the Ga loss rate during growth.


Molecular Beam Epitaxy Desorption Rate Reflection High Energy Electron Diffraction GaAs Surface Sticking Coefficient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. T. Foxon
    • 1
  • E. M. Gibson
    • 2
  • J. Zhang
    • 2
  • B. A. Joyce
    • 2
  1. 1.Philips Research LaboratoriesRedhillEngland
  2. 2.Semiconductor Materials Interdisciplinary Research CentreThe Blackett Laboratory, Imperial CollegeLondonEngland

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