Ab-Initio Calculations of Oxygen Vacancy in Ga2O3 Crystals
Popov, Anatoli I.
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Gallium oxide β-Ga2O3 is an important wide-band gap semiconductor. In this study, we have calculated the formation energy and transition levels of oxygen vacancies in β-Ga2O3 crystal using the B3LYP hybrid exchange-correlation functional within the LCAO-DFT approach. The obtained electronic charge redistribution in perfect Ga2O3 shows notable covalency of the Ga-O bonds. The formation of the neutral oxygen vacancy in β-Ga2O3 leads to the presence of deep donor defects with quite low concentration. This is a clear reason why oxygen vacancies can be hardly responsible for n-type conductivity in β-Ga2O3.--//-- Licenced under CC BY 4.0.