Split Ga vacancies and the unusually strong anisotropy of positron annihilation spectra in beta-Ga2O3

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Karjalainen , A , Prozheeva , V , Simula , K , Makkonen , I , Callewaert , V , Varley , J B & Tuomisto , F 2020 , ' Split Ga vacancies and the unusually strong anisotropy of positron annihilation spectra in beta-Ga2O3 ' , Physical Review B , vol. 102 , no. 19 , 195207 . https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.102.195207

Title: Split Ga vacancies and the unusually strong anisotropy of positron annihilation spectra in beta-Ga2O3
Author: Karjalainen, Antti; Prozheeva, Vera; Simula, Kristoffer; Makkonen, Ilja; Callewaert, Vincent; Varley, Joel B.; Tuomisto, Filip
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Materials Physics
University of Helsinki, Department of Physics
University of Helsinki, Materials Physics
University of Helsinki, Materials Physics
University of Helsinki, Department of Physics
Date: 2020-11-30
Language: eng
Number of pages: 20
Belongs to series: Physical Review B
ISSN: 2469-9950
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/323360
Abstract: We report a systematic first-principles study on positron annihilation parameters in the beta-Ga2O3 lattice and Ga monovacancy defects complemented with orientation-dependent experiments of the Doppler broadening of the positron-electron annihilation. We find that both the beta-Ga2O3 lattice and the considered defects exhibit unusually strong anisotropy in their Doppler broadening signals. This anisotropy is associated with low symmetry of the beta-Ga2O3 crystal structure that leads to unusual kind of one-dimensional confinement of positrons even in the delocalized state in the lattice. In particular, the split Ga vacancies recently observed by scanning transmission electron microscopy produce unusually anisotropic positron annihilation signals. We show that in experiments, the positron annihilation signals in beta-Ga2O3 samples seem to be often dominated by split Ga vacancies.
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