Reconstruction of nuclear quadrupole interaction in (In,Ga)As/GaAs quantum dots observed by transmission electron microscopy

P. S. Sokolov, M. Yu. Petrov, T. Mehrtens, K. Müller-Caspary, A. Rosenauer, D. Reuter, A. D. Wieck

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A microscopic study of the individual annealed (In,Ga)As/GaAs quantum dots is done by means of high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. The Cauchy-Green strain-tensor component distribution and the chemical composition of the (In,Ga)As alloy are extracted from the microscopy images. The image processing allows for the reconstruction of the strain-induced electric-field gradients at the individual atomic columns extracting thereby the magnitude and asymmetry parameter of the nuclear quadrupole interaction. Nuclear magnetic resonance absorption spectra are analyzed for parallel and transverse mutual orientations of the electric- field gradient and a static magnetic field.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)045301
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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