Phonon dispersion relations for the hexagonal wurtzite phase of 2H-GaN are estimated using the local-density approximation with ultrasoft pseudopotentials and plane-wave basis, calculating the Hellmann-Feynman forces and applying the direct method. Ab initio calculations are performed on the rhombohedral supercell, which lowers the crystal space group. We propose a method to restore the proper symmetry. The calculated phonon frequencies at the (Formula presented) point are compared with Raman and infrared measurements, phenomenological models and other ab initio calculations, and a very good agreement is obtained. Phonon frequencies at high-symmetry zone-boundary points and phonon density of states are deduced as well.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 1999 Jan 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics