Structural, electronic, optical and thermodynamic investigations of NaXF 3 (X = Ca and Sr): First-principles calculations

Benkabou, M.H. and Harmel, M. and Haddou, A. and Yakoubi, Abdelkader and Baki, N. and Ahmed, Rashid and Al-Douri, Yarub and Syrotyuk, Stepan V. and Khachai, Houari and Khenata, Rabah and Voon, Chun Hong and Johan, Mohd Rafie (2018) Structural, electronic, optical and thermodynamic investigations of NaXF 3 (X = Ca and Sr): First-principles calculations. Chinese Journal of Physics, 56 (1). pp. 131-144. ISSN 0577-9073, DOI

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The structural, electronic and optical properties for fluoro-perovskite NaXF3 (X = Ca and Sr) compounds have calculated by WIEN2k code based on full potential linearized augmented plane wave (FP-LAPW) approach within density functional theory (DFT). To perform the total energy calculations, exchange-correlation energy/potential functional has been utilized into generalized gradient approximation (GGA) and local density approximation (LDA). Our evaluated results like equilibrium lattice constants, bulk moduli, and their pressure derivatives are in agreement with the available data. The electronic band structure calculation has revealed an indirect band-gap nature of NaCaF3, while NaSrF3 has direct band gap. Total and partial densities of states confirm the degree of localized electrons in different bands. The optical transitions in NaCaF3 and NaSrF3 compounds were identified by assigning corresponding peaks obtained from the dispersion relation for the imaginary part of the dielectric function. The thermodynamic properties were calculated using quasi-harmonic Debye model to account lattice vibrations. In addition, the influence of temperature and pressure effects was analyzed on bulk modulus, lattice constant, heat capacities and Debye temperature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: DFT; Perovskites; Electronic properties; Thermal properties; Optical properties
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Office > Nanotechnology & Catalysis Research Centre
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2019 02:28
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2019 02:43

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