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Oxygen vacancy generation in rare-earth-doped SrTiO3

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© 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, WeinheimCalculations of the energetics of rare-earth incorporation in SrTiO3 and other perovskite materials using classical potential models are widely featured in the literature. However, the standard incorporation mechanisms are often simplified and many do not account for the generation of oxygen vacancies. In this work, we use two mixed defect schemes that account for the introduction of rare-earth dopants at both the A- and B-sites of the perovskite structure and oxygen vacancies. An overall assessment of rare-earth doping in SrTiO3 using the standard dopant incorporation modes with respect to dopant ionic radii is also given. Although the energies for our proposed mixed mechanisms are somewhat higher than the energies for the standard mechanisms, they are more realistic when compared to real samples, as they incorporate a range of different intrinsic defects, unlike the idealized standard schemes. Strong binding energies are reported throughout, in agreement with previous studies. A comparative study of these mixed schemes in BaTiO3 and SrTiO3 reveals that they are more likely to be active in BaTiO3.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Zulueta YA, Dawson JA, Mune PD, Froeyen M, Nguyen MT

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research

Year: 2016

Volume: 253

Issue: 11

Pages: 2197-2203

Print publication date: 08/11/2016

Online publication date: 22/08/2016

Acceptance date: 02/08/2016

ISSN (print): 0370-1972

ISSN (electronic): 1521-3951

Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag


DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201600315


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