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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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With this foundation, the book provides in-depth descriptions of mismatched heteroepitaxy and strain relaxation, various characterization tools used to monitor and evaluate the growth process, and defect engineering approaches.
Contributors working in physics and materials science, microelectronics, nanotechnology, and other sciences in Europe, the US, and Japan discuss silicon carbide heteroepitaxy growth and other materials, polytypes, and bandgap engineering; gallium nitride and diamond power electronics; and advances in graphene technology, its introduction in devices, and its relationships to silicon carbide epitaxial material.
9 Growth and Characterization of GaN/ZnO Heteroepitaxy and ZnO-Based Hybrid Devices