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ID: 273523.0, MPI für Festkörperforschung / FKF Publikationen 2006
Heat capacity of ZnO: Isotope effects
Authors:Serrano, J.; Kremer, R. K.; Cardona, M.; Siegle, G.; Romero, A. H.; Lauck, R.
Language:English
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2006
Title of Journal:Physical Review B
Volume:73
Issue / Number:9
Sequence Number of Article:094303
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:We have measured the heat capacity of zinc oxide for several single
crystals with different isotopic compositions in the 5-350 K
temperature range. We have performed first-principles calculations in
order to analyze the dependence of the heat capacity on the isotope
mass of the oxygen and zinc atoms. This dependence provides us relevant
information to understand thermodynamic properties from a microscopic
point of view, and to validate theoretical models of phonon dispersion
relations and atomic displacements. The Zn mass affects mainly the
acoustic phonons, thus leading to isotopic effects on the heat capacity
mostly at low temperatures, whereas the O mass affects mainly the optic
phonons, which become thermally active at higher temperatures. This
behavior is reproduced quantitatively by the calculations, and is also
in agreement with theoretical predictions reported for wurtzite GaN, an
isostructural semiconductor.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Festkörperforschung
External Affiliations:European Synchrotron Radiat Facil, F-38043 Grenoble, France.
; Max Planck Inst Festkorperforsch, D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany.
; CINVESTAV, Dept Mat, Queretaro 76230, Mexico.
Identifiers:ISI:000236467100083 [ID No:1]
ISSN:1098-0121 [ID No:2]
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