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Structure and energy of partial dislocations in wurtzite-GaN

Savini, G, Blumenau, AT, Heggie, MI and Öberg, S (2007) Structure and energy of partial dislocations in wurtzite-GaN Physica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics, 4 (8). pp. 2945-2949.

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First-principle calculations have shown that both the partials can be electrically active. In particular we have shown the Ga(g) core partials are a good candidate for the observed absorption peak at 2.4 eV revealed by energy loss spectroscopy measurements. The symmetric and asymmetric reconstructions have relatively close formation energies. Our results have suggested that the asymmetric reconstructions, characterized by strong bonds along the dislocation line are favourable in intrinsic materials. However, in strongly p and n-type materials or in high stress field the symmetric reconstructions can become energetically more stable. These reconstructions are always electrically active with a deep band across the forbidden gap. © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Savini, G
Blumenau, AT
Öberg, S
Date : 1 December 2007
DOI : 10.1002/pssc.200675482
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:31
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 22:23

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