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Control of Strain Through Thickness in Epitaxial Films Via Vertical Nanocomposite Heteroepitaxy

United States Patent Application

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A two-dimensional vertical heteroepitaxial strain controlled composite is grown. The strain-controlling phase can be benign in all other respects so that the functional properties of the parent phase are unchanged, improved/enhanced, and/or manipulated. The new composite is advantageous because there is no need for expensive specialized crystals and because there are no thickness limitations.
Driscoll, Judith L. (Cambridge, GB), Jia, Quanxi (Los Alamos, NM), Zerrer, Patrick (Weinstadt, DE)
12/ 671,891
August 1, 2008
STATEMENT OF FEDERAL RIGHTS [0001] The United States government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 between the United States Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory. [0002] This application claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Patent Application Ser. No. 60/963,255, filed Aug. 2, 2007 and PCT/US2008/009337 filed Aug. 1, 2008, incorporated by reference herein.