Observation of strains caused by heterostructure interfaces

Masashi Nishimori, Hirokazu Hasegawa, Susumu Sasaki, Shinji Watanabe, Yoshiro Hirayama

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By developing the sensitivity of our custom-made spectrometer, we have succeeded for the first time in detecting the strains in an Al0.3Ga0.7As/GaAs heterostructrued sample through Al nuclear spins based on standard nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technique. By analyzing the observed quadrupolar-split frequency value, it is concluded that the strain is dominantly caused by the lattice mismatch around the interface, rather than the contraction of epoxy resin that bundles the sample.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-401
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb 1


  • GaAs
  • Heterostructure
  • Standard NMR
  • Strain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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