Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 12(49), 10257-10261 (2000)

Small aggregates of interstitials and models for platelets in diamond

J. P. Goss (a), B. J. Coomer (a), R. Jones (a), C. J. Fall (a), C. D. Latham (a), P. R. Briddon (b), S. Öberg (c)

(a) School of Physics, University of Exeter, Exeter, EX4 4QL United Kingdom

(b) Department of Physics, The University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, United Kingdom

(c) Department of Mathematics, University of Luleå, Luleå, SE-97187, Sweden

(Received 4th October 2000)


By examining the structure of small clusters of self-interstitials in diamond using local-density-functional techniques, we have developed models for the planar defects called platelets.  We present the structures, energies and vibrational properties.

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