Electronic structure, structural properties, and dielectric functions of IV-VI semiconductors: PbSe and PbTe

Authors
Albanesi, Eduardo Aldo; Okoye, C.; Rodriguez, C.; Peltzer y Blanca, Eitel Leopoldo
Publication Year
2000
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
The electronic structure and frequency dependent dielectric function E(E) of rocksalt semiconductors PbSe and PbTe are investigated using the local density approximation (LDA) and the generalized gradient approximation as two different exchange and correlation approximations, within the full-potential linearized augmented plane-wave approach. Spin-orbit coupling has been incorporated in the study. The results are presented and compared with other recent calculations and experimental data. Structural properties are also obtained by means of calculations of total energy as a function of lattice parameters. The bulk structural parameters are sensitive to the choice of exchange and correlation approximation. The essential features of the band structure and density of states of PbSe and PbTe are reproduced by our calculations and agree quite well with available experimental results. The position of the minimum energy gap is correctly predicted, although the value of the gap is as usual, underestimated by the local density approximation with respect to the experimental data. This gap value is improved by the inclusion of the generalized gradient approximation. Also, we have calculated the real [E1(W)] and imaginary [E2(W)] parts of E(W) for both compounds, in the framework of the LDA scheme for exchange and correlation. The inclusion of spin-orbit coupling leads to a richer structure in both E1(W) and E2(W). The agreement with experimental results is satisfactory.
Fil: Albanesi, Eduardo Aldo. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Santa Fe. Instituto de Desarrollo Tecnológico para la Industria Química. Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Instituto de Desarrollo Tecnológico para la Industria Química; Argentina
Fil: Okoye, C.. University of Nigeria; Nigeria
Fil: Rodriguez, C.. Universidad Nacional de La Plata; Argentina
Fil: Peltzer y Blanca, Eitel Leopoldo. Universidad Nacional de La Plata; Argentina
Subject
Electronic structure
Structural properties
PbSe
PbTe
Astronomía
Ciencias Físicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Open access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/27700