The Tersoff potential for phonons in GaAs

Dave Powell, Max A. Migliorato, Anthony G. Cullis

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    We report on the use of the Tersoff empirical potential applied to GaAs. Cohesive and elastic properties, as well as phonon frequencies and Grüneisen parameters at the Γ and X points, are calculated and compared to experimental data. The limitations of the potential and its existing parametrisations are discussed. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)270-272
    Number of pages2
    JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - May 2006


    • GaAs
    • Phonons
    • Tersoff potential


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