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ep·i·tax·y

(ep'i-tak'sē),
The growth of one crystal in one or more specific orientations on the substrate of another kind of crystal, with a close geometric fit between the networks in contact; seen in the alternating layers of different composition in stones from the kidney and gallbladder, indicating an abrupt change of composition during formation.
[epi- + G. taxis, arrangement]
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As the leader of Lincoln Lab's Electronic Materials Group, he spearheaded semiconductor research in areas including thin-film optical coatings, photovoltaic cells, heteroepitaxy, wafer engineering, silicon and gallium arsenide electronic and photonic devices.
Heteroepitaxy refers to the combining of traditionally incompatible semiconductor materials, a process used to create the building blocks for novel solid-state electronic devices.
Fan's presentation will: explore lessons learned from developments in heteroepitaxy concepts going back 25 years; apply them to gallium nitride (GaN), the material from which blue LEDs and lasers are fabricated; and project the future direction of these products.