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Density functional theory with hybrid functionals applied to defects in GaAs surfaces: Effect of doping

Williams, H.; Hofer, W. A.; Cavar, Elizabeta LU ; Mikkelsen, Anders LU and Lundgren, Edvin LU (2008) In Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics) 78(20).
Abstract
We have analyzed the influence of a Ga vacancy on electronic properties of GaAs(110) by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), ab initio electronic structure simulations based on density functional theory with Perdew-Becke-Ernzerhof and Heyd-Scuseria-Ernzerhof functionals and STM simulations. We find that the HSE03 functional improves the description of the band gap of the semiconductor surface in line with recent bulk simulations. The inclusion of doping in the crystal significantly affects the position of the band gap in the electronic structure and the signature of the defect. The simulated STM images show good correlation with the main features of the experimental images only for hybrid-functional simulations and only if the effects of... (More)
We have analyzed the influence of a Ga vacancy on electronic properties of GaAs(110) by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), ab initio electronic structure simulations based on density functional theory with Perdew-Becke-Ernzerhof and Heyd-Scuseria-Ernzerhof functionals and STM simulations. We find that the HSE03 functional improves the description of the band gap of the semiconductor surface in line with recent bulk simulations. The inclusion of doping in the crystal significantly affects the position of the band gap in the electronic structure and the signature of the defect. The simulated STM images show good correlation with the main features of the experimental images only for hybrid-functional simulations and only if the effects of doping and band bending are included in the description. (Less)
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  abstract     = {We have analyzed the influence of a Ga vacancy on electronic properties of GaAs(110) by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), ab initio electronic structure simulations based on density functional theory with Perdew-Becke-Ernzerhof and Heyd-Scuseria-Ernzerhof functionals and STM simulations. We find that the HSE03 functional improves the description of the band gap of the semiconductor surface in line with recent bulk simulations. The inclusion of doping in the crystal significantly affects the position of the band gap in the electronic structure and the signature of the defect. The simulated STM images show good correlation with the main features of the experimental images only for hybrid-functional simulations and only if the effects of doping and band bending are included in the description.},
  articleno    = {205309},
  author       = {Williams, H. and Hofer, W. A. and Cavar, Elizabeta and Mikkelsen, Anders and Lundgren, Edvin},
  issn         = {1098-0121},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {20},
  publisher    = {American Physical Society},
  series       = {Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)},
  title        = {Density functional theory with hybrid functionals applied to defects in GaAs surfaces: Effect of doping},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.78.205309},
  volume       = {78},
  year         = {2008},
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