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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Phase stability, chemical bonds, and gap bowing of InxGa1-xN alloys: Comparison between cubic and wurtzite structures
Author: Caetano, C
Teles, LK
Marques, M
Dal Pino, A
Ferreira, LG
Abstract: Thermodynamic, structural, and electronic properties of wurtzite InxGa1-xN alloys are studied by combining first-principles total energy calculations with the generalized quasichemical approach, and compared to previous results for the zinc-blende structure. Results for bond-lengths, second-nearest-neighbors distances, and bowing parameter are presented. We observed that the wurtzite results are not significantly different from the ones obtained previously for the zinc-blende structure. The calculated phase diagram of the alloy shows a broad and asymmetric miscibility gap as in the zinc-blende case, with a similar range for the growth temperatures, although with a higher critical temperature. We found a value of 1.44 eV for the gap bowing parameter giving support to the recent smaller band gap bowing findings. We emphasize that other theoretical results may suffer from incomplete sets of atomic configurations to properly describe the alloy properties, and experimental findings. Moreover one must take into account a broad composition range in order to obtain reliable results.
Country: EUA
Editor: Amer Physical Soc
Citation: Physical Review B. Amer Physical Soc, v. 74, n. 4, 2006.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.74.045215
Date Issue: 2006
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