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Dislocation Mobilities in GaN from Molecular Dynamics Simulations

  • N. Scott Weingarten (a1)

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The results of molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of dislocation glide in GaN using a Tersoff potential are presented. The simulation methodology involves applying a constant shear stress to a single crystal system containing an individual dislocation, with multiple slip systems considered. Upon reaching a steady state, the dislocation velocity as a function of applied stress and temperature are determined. Edge dislocations with a-type Burgers vectors in the basal, prismatic and pyramidal planes have been analyzed over the temperature range of 300-1300K. The results from simulations of c-type edge dislocations at 1300 K are also presented.

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Dislocation Mobilities in GaN from Molecular Dynamics Simulations

  • N. Scott Weingarten (a1)

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