Electron microscopy
 
Misfit Strain
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When a film is deposited on a substrate, the misfit strain between the film and substrate can be given by,
          Misfit Strain ------------------------- [3344]
where,
          dsub -- The in-plane lattice parameter of the substrate.
          dfilm -- The in-plane lattice parameter of the film.

When the thickness of the film is increased, strain energy will build up. Therefore, the system needs to relax the accumulated strain. At a critical thickness, the relaxation process starts.
          

 

 

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