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Physical Review B
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Ab initio theory of polar semiconductor surfaces. II. (22) reconstructions and related phase transitions of GaAs(1»1»1»)

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The (2×2) reconstructions of GaAs(1» 1» 1») are studied with use of a theoretical approach based on the calculation of the total energy in the context of density-functional theory and the pseudopotential approximation. New models are proposed for the As-rich and Ga-rich reconstructions. The relative chemical potential plays a crucial role in determining the lowest-energy configuration. The total-energy versus chemical-potential curves indicate the possibility of phase transitions between different configurations. One such transition concerning the experimentally observed (19 × 19) reconstruction can be explained as an intermediate phase between the proposed low-energy (2×2) reconstructions. © 1987 The American Physical Society.

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15 Jun 1987

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Physical Review B

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