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Title: Structural, electronic and optical properties of ilmenite and perovskite CdSnO3 from DFT calculations
Authors: Sesion Jr, P D
Henriques, J M
Albuquerque, E L
Freire, V N
Caetano, E W S
Keywords: Properties of ilmenite;Properties of perovskite
Issue Date: 12-Oct-2010
Publisher: IOP Publishing Ltd
Citation: SESION JR, P. D. et al. Structural, electronic and optical properties of ilmenite and perovskite CdSnO 3 from DFT calculations. Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter, v. 22, n.43, 2010. Disponível em: <http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0953-8984/22/43/435801/meta>. Acesso em: 04 abr. 2019.
Portuguese Abstract: CdSnO3 ilmenite and perovskite crystals were investigated using both the local density and generalized gradient approximations, LDA and GGA, respectively, of the density functional theory (DFT). The electronic band structures, densities of states, dielectric functions, optical absorption and reflectivity spectra related to electronic transitions were obtained, as well as the infrared absorption spectra after computing the vibrational modes of the crystals at q = 0. Dielectric optical permittivities and polarizabilities at ω = 0 and \infty were also calculated. The results show that GGA-optimized geometries are more accurate than LDA ones, and the Kohn–Sham band structures obtained for the CdSnO3 polymorphs confirm that ilmenite has an indirect band gap, while perovskite has a direct band gap, both being semiconductors. Effective masses for both crystals are obtained for the first time, being highly isotropic for electrons and anisotropic for holes. The optical properties reveal a very small degree of anisotropy of both crystals with respect to different polarization planes of incident light. The phonon calculation at q = 0 for perovskite CdSnO3 does not show any imaginary frequencies, in contrast to a previous report suggesting the existence of a more stable crystal of perovskite CdSnO3 with ferroelectric properties.
Abstract: CdSnO3 ilmenite and perovskite crystals were investigated using both the local density and generalized gradient approximations, LDA and GGA, respectively, of the density functional theory (DFT). The electronic band structures, densities of states, dielectric functions, optical absorption and reflectivity spectra related to electronic transitions were obtained, as well as the infrared absorption spectra after computing the vibrational modes of the crystals at q = 0. Dielectric optical permittivities and polarizabilities at ω = 0 and \infty were also calculated. The results show that GGA-optimized geometries are more accurate than LDA ones, and the Kohn–Sham band structures obtained for the CdSnO3 polymorphs confirm that ilmenite has an indirect band gap, while perovskite has a direct band gap, both being semiconductors. Effective masses for both crystals are obtained for the first time, being highly isotropic for electrons and anisotropic for holes. The optical properties reveal a very small degree of anisotropy of both crystals with respect to different polarization planes of incident light. The phonon calculation at q = 0 for perovskite CdSnO3 does not show any imaginary frequencies, in contrast to a previous report suggesting the existence of a more stable crystal of perovskite CdSnO3 with ferroelectric properties.
URI: https://repositorio.ufrn.br/jspui/handle/123456789/27875
ISSN: 0953-8984
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