Formation of titanium-solute clusters in alumina: A first-principles study

K. Matsunaga, T. Mizoguchi, A. Nakamura, T. Yamamoto, Y. Ikuhara

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    The electronic structures and stability of titanium-solute in alumina were investigated using first-principles pseudopotential calculations. The Kohn-Sham equations were solved in a basis of plane waves within the generalized gradient approximation (GGA). The calculated results of binding energies for the defect pairs as a function of defect-pair distances. The calculations showed that association and clustering of titanium-solute defects take place, and simultaneously the extra impurity band due to the defect-level interactions is formed within the band gap.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4795-4797
    Number of pages3
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Issue number23
    Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jun 7

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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