Laboratory for Epitaxial Nanostructures on Silicon and Spintronics

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Armando Rastelli

PhD student

Armando Rastelli completed his PhD in 2003 in the SiGe Epitaxy group and is now at the IFW Dresden.

Armando Rastelli

Main Research Interest


  1. P. Chen, J. J. Zhang, J. P. Feser, F. Pezzoli, O. Moutanabbir, S. Cecchi, G. Isella, T. Gemming, S. Baunack, G. Chen, O. G. Schmidt, and A. Rastelli: Thermal transport through short-period SiGe nanodot superlattices, J. Appl. Phys. 115, 044312 (2014).
  2. G. Pernot, M. Stoffel, I. Savic, F. Pezzoli, P. Chen, G. Savelli, A. Jacquot, J. Schumann, U. Denker, I. Mönch, C. Deneke, O. G. Schmidt, J. M. Rampnoux, S. Wang, M. Plissonier, A. Rastelli, S. Dilhaire, and N. Mingo: Precise control of thermal conductivity at the nanoscale through individual phonon-scattering barriers, Nature Mater. 9, 491 (2010).
  3. G. Costantini, A. Rastelli, C. Manzano, R. Songmuang, O. G. Schmidt, K. Kern, and H. von Känel: Universal shapes of self-organized semiconductor quantum dots: Striking similarities between InAs/GaAs(001) and Ge/Si(001), Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5673 (2004).
  4. F. Montalenti, P. Raiteri, D. B. Migas, H. von Känel, A. Rastelli, C. Manzano, G. Costantini, U. Denker, O. G. Schmidt, K. Kern, and L. Miglio: Atomic-scale pathway of the pyramid-to-dome transition during Ge growth on Si(001), Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 216102 (2004).
  5. E. Müller, O. Kirfel, A. Rastelli, H. von Känel, and D. Grutzmacher: Successful shape-preservation of Ge-clusters during Si-coverage at low temperature, Mat. Sci. Eng. B 101, 142 (2003).
  6. A. Rastelli, H. von Känel, G. Albini, P. Raiteri, D. B. Migas, and L. Miglio: Morphological and compositional evolution of the Ge/Si(001) surface during exposure to a Si flux, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 216104 (2003).
  7. A. Rastelli and H. von Känel: Island formation and faceting in the SiGe/Si(001) system, Surf. Sci. 532--535, 769 (2003).
  8. A. Rastelli, H. V. Känel, B. J. Spencer, and J. Tersoff: Prepyramid-to-pyramid transition of SiGe islands on Si(001), Phys. Rev. B 68, 115301 (2003).
  9. P. Raiteri, D. B. Migas, L. Miglio, A. Rastelli, and H. von Känel: Critical role of the surface reconstruction in the thermodynamic stability of {105} Ge pyramids on Si(001), Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 256103 (2002).
  10. A. Rastelli and H. von Känel: Surface evolution of faceted islands, Surf. Sci. 515, L493 (2002).
  11. J. Tersoff, B. J. Spencer, A. Rastelli, and H. von Känel: Barrierless formation and faceting of SiGe islands on Si(001), Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 196104 (2002).
  12. A. Rastelli, M. Kummer, and H. von Känel: Reversible shape evolution of Ge islands on Si(001), Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 256101 (2001).

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