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2018 Lawrence Symposium on Epitaxy

2018 Lawrence Symposium on Epitaxy

2018 Lawrence Symposium on Epitaxy

2018 Lawrence Symposium on Epitaxy

The Lawrence Symposium on Epitaxy provides a forum for presentations and discussions of recent developments, critical issues and potential future directions in the investigation of epitaxy. This forum will address fundamental and practical challenges in materials that are used in advanced photovoltaic, light emitting diode, high power, high speed digital and microwave devices.

We hope to attract university, government and industrial researchers. We will ask our industrial colleagues to focus on pre-competitive technologies and anticipate that their open participation will raise the competitiveness of all participating companies.

Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Kinetics and thermodynamics of growth
  • Engineered precursors for CVD, MOCVD and MBE synthesis
  • State of the art in-situ and ex-situ characterization methods
  • Integration of dissimilar materials
    • Phase segregation and ordering
    • Nucleation and coalescence
    • Charge imbalance at hetero-interfaces and their influence on morphology
    • Origins of threading dislocations in lattice mismatched structures
    • Dislocation reduction using novel schemes (e.g. buffer layer, lateral epitaxial growth, interfacial nanoepitaxy, Si3N4 masks and diffusion bonding)
    • Mechanism for establishing orientation relationships in lattice-mismatched systems
  • Epitaxial properties and influence on device behavior
    • LEDs
    • Photovoltaic devices
    • High power semiconductor electronics
    • High speed digital and microwave devices

Special Announcement!

Our banquet speaker will be Frank Wilczek, one of the world’s most acclaimed theoretical physicists. The title of his talk will be “Fourteen Questions about Time”.

Frank Wilczek

Theoretical physicist, mathematician and Nobel laureate, MIT
Fourteen Questions about Time”


Banquet Keynote Speaker
6:00- 8:30 PM, Tuesday, February 20