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Citation: J. Tersoff (1990), "Carbon defects and defect reactions in silicon", Physical Review Letters, 64(15), 1757-1760. DOI: 10.1103/physrevlett.64.1757.
Abstract: The energies of carbon defects in silicon are calculated, using an empirical classical potential, and used to infer defect properties and reactions. Substitutional carbon is found to react with silicon interstitials, with the carbon "kicked out" to form a (100) split interstitial. This interstitial can in turn bind to a second substitutional carbon, relieving stress, in three configurations with similar energies. The results here accord well with a variety of experimental data, including defect structures, activation energies for defect motion, and coupling to strain. A discrepancy with the accepted values for carbon solubility in silicon suggests a reinterpretation of the experimental data.

Notes: This parameterization focused on studying C interstitials in bulk Si. It has a sharp cutoff not suited for unconstrained simulations.

LAMMPS pair_style tersoff (1990--Tersoff-J--Si-C--LAMMPS--ipr1)
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Notes: This file was created and verified by Lucas Hale. The parameter values are comparable to the SiC_1990.tersoff file in the August 22, 2018 LAMMPS distribution, with this file having higher numerical precision for the derived mixing parameters.
Date Created: October 5, 2010 | Last updated: June 09, 2022