Dissemination of IT for the Promotion of Materials Science (DoITPoMS)


Before you start

You can view the epitaxy simulation simply as a rather pretty animation. However in order to fully appreciate what is going on you need to be familiar with the concepts of interatomic bonding, the migration of a single atom across the surface of a crystal (surface diffusion) and the thermal activation of processes (Arrhenius behaviour).

You do not need to know anything specifically about semiconductors or opto-electronics.