Accurate first-principles detailed-balance determination of Auger recombination and impact ionization rates in semiconductors

S. Picozzi, R. Asahi, C. B. Geller, Arthur J Freeman

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Abstract

A fully first-principles formalism for calculating Auger recombination lifetimes using self-consistent screened-exchange FLAPW quasi-particle wave functions and band structures. The Auger lifetime was determined using two equivalent approaches, "direct" and "indirect," with highly consistent results. The results for GaAs and InGaAs were found to be in excellent agreement with the most accurate experimental and theoretical data, providing confidence in the computational method and justifying its future applications to more complex systems.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume89
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - Nov 4 2002

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Accurate first-principles detailed-balance determination of Auger recombination and impact ionization rates in semiconductors. / Picozzi, S.; Asahi, R.; Geller, C. B.; Freeman, Arthur J.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 89, No. 19, 04.11.2002.

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