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I. V. Plyushchay, T. V. Gorkavenko, T. L. Tsaregradsíka, O. I. Plyushchay
«Ab initio Modelling of the Electronic and Elastic Properties of Imperfect Silicon»
0529–0542 (2019)

PACS numbers: 61.72.J-, 61.72.U-, 62.20.de, 71.15.Mb, 71.20.Mq, 71.55.Cn, 75.50.Pp

The first-principle calculation of the atomic and electronic structures as well as elastic properties of supercell composed of 64 Si atoms with its intrinsic point defects, the main impurity atoms (O, C) and dopants (N, B, P, As, Al, In) is presented. The density functional theory with the general gradient correction using the software package ABINIT is used for numerical calculation. Displacements of silicon atoms around the examined point defects up to 9th coordination sphere inclusive are analysed. The peculiarities of changes in both the equilibrium volume and the bulk modulus of supercell composed of 64 Si atoms and with various point defects are calculated and analysed. As shown, the structure deformation due to point defects leads to a decrease in the overall compression modulus for all the studied cases except interstitial oxygen. Electron spectra of silicon with various point defects are presented and analysed. As shown, the presence of intrinsic point defects as well as oxygen and carbon in silicon leads to the appearance of narrow impurity peaks in the vicinity of the Fermi level that can lead to the formation of magnetic moments on impurity atoms in the case of interstitial oxygen.

Keywords: silicon, point defects, atomic structure, electronic structure, bulk modulus

https://doi.org/10.15407/nnn.17.03.529

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