Recent publications


1. L. Gao, R.L. Woo, B. Liang, M. Pozuelo, S. Prikhodko, M. Jackson, N. Goel, M.K. Hudait, D.L. Huffaker, M.S. Goorsky, S. Kodambaka, and R.F. Hicks, Self-Catalyzed Epitaxial Growth of Vertical Indium Phosphide Nanowires on Silicon, Nano Lett. 9, 2223 (2009).

2. R.L. Woo, L. Gao, N. Goel, M.K. Hudait, K.L. Wang, S. Kodambaka, and R.F. Hicks, Kinetic Control of Self-catalyzed Indium Phosphide Nano - Wires, Cones, and Pillars, Nano Lett. 9, 2207 (2009).

3. (Invited review) S. Kodambaka, New insights into the vapor-liquid-solid growth of nanowires, Critical Reviews – Thin Solid Films (to be published, 2009).

4. (Invited) S. Kodambaka, J. Tersoff, and F. M. Ross, Growth kinetics of Si and Ge nanowires, Proc. SPIE 7224, 72240C (2009); DOI:10.1117/12.810672


1. S.V. Prikhodko, S. Sitzman, V. Gambin, and S. Kodambaka, Electron backscattered diffraction of individual GaAs nanowires, Ultramicroscopy 109, 133 (2008).

2. B.J. Kim, J. Tersoff, S. Kodambaka, M.C. Reuter, E.A. Stach, and F.M. Ross, Kinetics of individual nucleation events observed in nanoscale vapor-liquid-solid growth, Science 322, 1070 (2008).


1. (Invited book chapter) J. Bareno, S. Kodambaka, S.V. Khare, W. Swiech, V. Petrova, I. Petrov, and J.E. Greene, TiN Surface Dynamics: Role of Surface and Bulk Mass Transport Processes, Eds., O. Miranda, M. Carbajal, L.M. Montano, O. Rosas-Ortiz, and S.A.T. Velazquez, AIP Conf. Proc. 885, 205 (2007).

2. K.A. Dick, S. Kodambaka, M.C. Reuter, K. Deppert, L. Samuelson, W. Seifert, L.R. Wallenberg, and F.M. Ross, The morphology of axial and branched nanowire heterostructures, Nano Lett. 7, 1817 (2007).

3. S. Kodambaka, J. Tersoff, and F.M. Ross, Ge nanowire growth below the eutectic temperature, Science 316, 729 (2007).

4. P.O.Å. Persson, S. Kodambaka, I. Petrov, and L. Hultman, Epitaxial Ti2AlN(0001) thin films deposited by dual target reactive magnetron sputtering, Acta Mat. 55, 4401 (2007).


1. (Invited book chapter) F.M. Ross, J. Tersoff, S. Kodambaka, and M.C. Reuter, Growth and surface structure of silicon nanowires observed in real time in the electron microscope, in Microscopy of Semiconducting Materials Part V, Springer Proceedings in Physics 107, 283 (2006).

2. (Invited review) S. Kodambaka, S.V. Khare, I. Petrov, and J.E. Greene, Two-dimensional island dynamics: Role of step energy anisotropy, Surf. Sci. Rep. 60, 55 (2006).

3. C. Lang, S. Kodambaka, F.M. Ross, and D.J.H. Cockayne, Real time observation of GeSi/Si(001) island shrinkage due to surface alloying during Si capping, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 226104 (2006).

4. S. Kodambaka, J.B. Hannon, R.M. Tromp, and F.M. Ross, Control of Si nanowire growth by oxygen, Nano Lett. 6, 1292 (2006).

5. S. Kodambaka, J. Tersoff, M.C. Reuter, and F.M. Ross, Diameter-independent kinetics in the vapor-liquid-solid growth of Si nanowires, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 096105 (2006); Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology 13, issue 11 (2006).

6. J.B. Hannon, S. Kodambaka, F.M. Ross, and R.M. Tromp, The influence of the surface migration of gold on the growth of silicon nanowires, Nature 440, 69 (2006).

7. S.-J. Tang, S. Kodambaka, W. Swiech, I. Petrov, C.P. Flynn, and T.-C. Chiang, Sublimation of atomic layers from a Chromium surface, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 126106 (2006).

8. S.K.R. Patil, S.V. Khare, B.R. Tuttle, J. Bording, S. Kodambaka, Mechanical stability of possible structures of PtN investigated using first-principles calculations, Phys. Rev. B 73, 104118 (2006).

9. J. Bareño, S. Kodambaka, S.V. Khare, W. Święch, I. Petrov, and J.E. Greene, Orientation-dependent mobilities from analyses of two-dimensional TiN(111) island decay kinetics, Thin Solid Films 510, 339 (2006).

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