Strain energy analysis of screw dislocations in 4H-SiC by molecular dynamics

Takahiro Kawamura, Mitsutoshi Mizutani, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Yoshihiro Kangawa, Koichi Kakimoto

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We simulated screw dislocations with the Burgers vector parallel to the [0001] direction in 4H-SiC by a classical molecular dynamics method. A stable structure of an extended dislocation generated by the dissociation of a screw dislocation was identified by calculating the strain energy caused by dislocation cores and stacking faults. As a result, we conclude that the most expected structure of the extended dislocation is made of partial dislocations with the Burgers vector b = 1/2c + 1/2c (c is equal to the thickness of one period in the c-axis direction of 4H-SiC) and the stacking fault that is parallel to the a-plane, and that the distance between the dislocation cores is less than about 44Å.

Original languageEnglish
Article number031301
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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