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Calculated properties of a {113} planar vacancy aggregate in Si

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Jon Goss, Professor Patrick Briddon


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Large aggregates of self-interstitials are known to be responsible for the rod-like defects which have a {113} habit plane. In regions where there is a supersaturation of vacancies, similar defects are formed by the aggregation of lattice vacancies. We present the results of first principles calculations that show such structures to be particularly stable in comparison to isolated vacancies and stable vacancy clusters, but less stable than the {113} self-interstitial structures.

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Author(s): Goss JP, Briddon PR, Jones R

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Physics Condensed Matter

Year: 2004

Volume: 16

Issue: 20

Pages: 3311-3318

ISSN (print): 0953-8984

ISSN (electronic): 1361-648X

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd


DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/16/20/002


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