Diffusion in GaN/AlN superlattices: DFT and EXAFS study

Aleksandrov, Ivan A. and Malin, Timur V. and Zhuravlev, Konstantin S. and Trubina, Svetlana V. and Erenburg, Simon B. and Pécz, Béla (2020) Diffusion in GaN/AlN superlattices: DFT and EXAFS study. APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 515. pp. 1-7. ISSN 0169-4332

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We report theoretical and experimental study of diffusion processes at GaN/AlN interfaces. Using climbing image nudged elastic band method with density functional theory (DFT) we have calculated migration barriers for vacancy-mediated self-diffusion in group-III element sublattice in AlN and GaN, for Ga diffusion in AlN and for Al diffusion in GaN. Attempt frequencies for this diffusion processes have been estimated based on harmonic transition state theory, and Al-Ga interdiffusion coefficient has been calculated. The calculations are in agreement with experimental results for GaN/AlN superlattices obtained by extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diffusion; AlN; GaN; Density functional theory; Superlattice; EXAFS
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia > QD02 Physical chemistry / fizikai kémia
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2020 09:15
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2020 09:15

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