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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Strain-induced ordering in InxGa1-xN alloys|
|Abstract:||The energetics and thermodynamic properties of cubic (c-)InxGa1-xN alloys are investigated by combining first-principles total energy calculations, a concentration-dependent cluster-based model, and Monte Carlo simulations. The search for the ground-state energies leads to the conclusion that biaxial strain suppresses phase separation, and acts as a driving force for chemical ordering in c-InxGa1-xN alloys. Ordered superlattice structures, with composition xcongruent to0.5 and stable up to T=1000 K, arises as the relevant thermodynamic property of the strained alloy. We suggest that the In-rich phases recently observed by us in c-GaN/InxGa1-xN/GaN double heterostructures are ordered domains formed in the alloy layers due to biaxial strain. (C) 2003 American Institute of Physics.|
|Editor:||Amer Inst Physics|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp|
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