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Maret ’16 and research team published in ACS journal

Hannah Maret ’16, together with Derek Weisberg and professors Helen Chan and Nick Strandwitz, had their research paper entitled Seeded Solid-Phase Epitaxy of Atomic Layer Deposited Aluminum Oxide published in the journal Crystal Growth and Design.

 SEM micrographs of seeded and crystallized ALD alumina at 1050 °C for 12 h.

In the study, sapphire nanoparticle seeds were introduced onto amorphous atomic layer deposited aluminum oxide films, resulting in the initiation of a solid-phase epitaxial growth process upon heating at temperatures above 900 °C. The shape of the crystallized domains was correlated with crystal orientation, reflecting the anisotropic growth rates of α-Al2O3, in which the basal plane growth directions were found to be the largest.


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