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Evaluation of Gallium Arsenide Thermal Expansion Coefficient by Extended X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure

Negative thermal expansion of gallium arsenide has been investigated through temperature dependent Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS) measurements. The bond thermal expansion coefficient ?_bond has been evaluated and compared to negative expansion coefficient ?_tens due to tension effects. The overall thermal expansion coefficient is the sum of ?_bond and ?_tens . Below 60 K, ?_tens is greater than ?_bond yielding to a negative expansion in this temperature region. Tension effects are progressively overcome by the stretching effects in the region 60 - 300 K. The asymmetry of nearest neighbors distribution is not negligible since the gaussian approximation underestimates the bond expansion by about 0.00426 Å. This error decreases when the temperature is lowered. The accuracy in the thermal expansion evaluation and the connection between third cumulant and thermal expansion are discussed.

Auteur(s) : Gora Dieye,, Sameh I. Ahmed, Abdou C. Wade, Djibril Diop
Pages : 37 -46
Année de publication : 2019
Revue : World Journal of Condensed Matter Physics
N° de volume : 9
Type : Article
Mise en ligne par : WADE Abdou Ciss