Role of screened exact exchange in accurately describing properties of transition metal oxides: Modeling defects in LaAlO3

Fedwa El-Mellouhi, Edward N. Brothers, Melissa J. Lucero, Gustavo E. Scuseria
2013 Physical Review B  
The properties of many intrinsic defects in the wide band gap semiconductor LaAlO3 are studied using the screened hybrid functional of Heyd, Scuseria, and Ernzerhof (HSE). As in pristine structures, exact exchange included in the screened hybrid functional alleviates the band gap underestimation problem, which is common to semilocal functionals; this allows accurate prediction of defect properties. We propose correction-free defect energy levels for bulk LaAlO3 computed using HSE that might
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doi:10.1103/physrevb.88.214102 fatcat:rw6rws4ilvcphjkdernuwikswi