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Dataset for 'Strain-Relief by Single Dislocation Loops in Calcite Crystals Grown on Self-Assembled Monolayers'

Kim, Yi-Yeoun (2016) Dataset for 'Strain-Relief by Single Dislocation Loops in Calcite Crystals Grown on Self-Assembled Monolayers'. University of Leeds. [Dataset]

Dataset description

Most of our knowledge of dislocation mediated stress relaxation during epitaxial crystal growth comes from the study of inorganic heterostructures. Here, we use Bragg Coherent Diffraction Imaging to investigate a contrasting system, the epitaxial growth of calcite (CaCO3) crystals on organic self-assembled monolayers, where these are widely used as a model for biomineralization processes. The calcite crystals are imaged to simultaneously visualise the crystal morphology and internal strain fields. Our data reveal that each crystal possesses a single dislocation loop that occupies a common position in every crystal. The loops exhibit entirely different geometries to misfit dislocations generated in conventional epitaxial thin films and are suggested to form in response to the stress field arising from interfacial defects and the nanoscale r oughness of the substrate. This work provides unique insight into how self-assembled monolayers control the growth of inorganic crystals and demonstrates important differences as compared with inorganic substrates.

Subjects: F000 - Physical sciences > F100 - Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences > School of Chemistry
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License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Date deposited: 21 Jun 2016 11:04



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