Self-assembled formation and transformation of In/CdZnTe(110) nano-rings into camel-humps

G. Cohen-Taguri, A. Ruzin, I. Goldfarb*

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We used in situ scanning tunneling microscopy to monitor in real time the formation of nano-rings at the molecular beam epitaxially grown In/CdZnTe(110) surface, and Auger electron spectroscopy to explore the corresponding compositional changes. In-diffusion of In and segregation of Cd to the surface in course of annealing lead to a formation of elliptically distorted nano-rings, elongated along the fast [1 10] diffusion direction. Exacerbated diffusion anisotropy in the liquid state, at temperatures above the melting point of In, further distorts the nano-rings into a camel-hump shape.

Original languageEnglish
Article number213116
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number21
StatePublished - 21 May 2012


FundersFunder number
Israel Science Foundation200/05


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