Prediction of New Fingerprints of Ordering in GaInP2 Alloys

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    Using ab-initio all-electron methods, we investigate the evolution of effective masses, deformation potentials and pressure coefficients with the degree of long-range order in spontaneously ordered Ga0.5In0.5P alloys. We find that (i) the electron effective mass in the ordering direction increases significantly with the degree of order, while the effective mass in the perpendicular directiondecreases; this produces a strong anisotropy of the electron effective mass which is not present in the disordered alloy; (ii) the band-gap deformation potential for (001) epitaxial strain decreases with increasing degree of order, reflecting the extent of the ordering-induced coupling; (iii) the band-gap pressure coefficient decreases from 8.4 meV/kbar in the disordered alloy to 6.6 meV/kbar inthe ordered CuPt structure; interpolation to partial degrees of order leads to good agreement with recent high-pressure experiments.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages6
    StatePublished - 1996
    EventMaterials Research Society Symposium - Boston, Massachusetts
    Duration: 28 Nov 199530 Nov 1995


    ConferenceMaterials Research Society Symposium
    CityBoston, Massachusetts

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/CP-451-20567


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