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Electric-Field Gradients at 181Ta impurities in Sc2O3 semiconductor
D. RICHARD; E. L. MUÑOZ; L. A. ERRICO; P. D. EVERSHEIM; M. RENTERÍA
Workshop; At the Frontiers of Condensed Matter physics V; 2010
Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de San Martin
Trabajo presentado en forma de poster durante la conferencia.In this work we present a combined ab initio and experimental study of 181Ta-doped Sc2O3 semiconductor. An extrapolation to 0 K of the experimental electric-field gradient (EFG) results obtained by Perturbed Angular Correlations (PAC) as a function of temperature suggested a reinterpretation of the charge state of the impurity in this semiconductor. The experimental temperature dependence of the EFGs at 181Ta probes located at defect-free cation sites C and D of the Sc2O3 structure was determined in the range 373 K - 1173 K. The theoretical calculations were performed at diluted Ta impurities located at both cationic sites, using the Full-Potential Augmented Plane Wave plus Local Orbital (FP-APW+lo) method in the frame-work of the Density Functional Theory (DFT), with a impurity dilution of 1:32. The structural atomic relax-ations and the EFGs were studied for different charge states of the cell in order to simulate different ionization states of the double donor Ta impurity (with a neutral cell, and removing 1 or 2 electrons from thecell). These APW+lo results were found to be in ex-cellent agreement with the experimental values.