The vibrational properties of Si1/2Ge1/2 alloys are studied using first principles interatomic force constants. The effects of disorder are either simulated using large supercells or treated at the mean-field level by the coherent-potential approximation. The latter approach fails not only to reproduce the details of the Raman spectra due to the local atomic environment, but even to predict the three-mode behavior of this alloy. Supercell calculations, on the contrary, are in good agreement with observed Raman spectra and shed light on the microscopic mechanisms responsible for their detailed features.
|Titolo:||Effects of disorder on the vibrational properties of sige alloys-failure of mean-field approximations|
|Autori:||DE GIRONCOLI S; BARONI S|
|Rivista:||PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1992|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevLett.69.1959|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|