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Title: Response to “Comment on ‘Twin symmetry texture of energetically condensed niobium thin films on sapphire substrate’ ” [J. Appl. Phys. 112, 016101 (2012)]

Welander is correct about the misidentified crystal-directions in the top-view sapphire lattice (Fig. 4 [Zhao et al., J. Appl. Phys. 110, 033523 (2011)]). He is also correct about the misorientation of the pole figures in Fig. 4. In Fig. 1 of this response, we have corrected these errors. Perhaps because of these errors, Welander misconstrued our discussion of the Nbcrystal growth as claiming a new 3D registry. That was not our intention. Rather, we wished to highlight the role of energetic condensation that drives low-defect crystal growth by a combination of non-equilibrium sub-plantation that disturbs the substrate lattice and thermal annealing that annihilates defects and promotes large-grain crystal growth.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1114959
Grant/Contract Number:
FG02-08ER85162
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Applied Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 112; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0021-8979
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English