Determination of the phonon dispersion of zinc blende (3C) silicon carbide by inelastic x-ray scattering

  title={Determination of the phonon dispersion of zinc blende (3C) silicon carbide by inelastic x-ray scattering},
  author={Jorge Serrano and J Strempfer and Manuel Cardona and Markus Schwoerer-Boehning and H. Requardt and M. Lorenzen and Bernhard Stojetz and Pasquale Pavone and Wolfgang J. Choyke},
  journal={Applied Physics Letters},
We present an experimental and theoretical investigation of the phonon dispersion relations in zinc blende (3C) SiC. The experimental data were obtained for the entire Brillouin zone by inelastic x-ray scattering (IXS) using a synchrotron radiation source. Eigenvector analysis is performed with the aid of state-of-the-art linear response first principles calculations based on density functional theory. The theoretical predictions reproduce the experimental phonon dispersion remarkably well… 

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