First-principles calculations of the elastic, electronic, and optical properties of the filled skutterudites Ce Fe4 P12 and Th Fe4 P12

Abstract : The complex density-functional theory calculations of structural, electronic, and optical properties for two principal representatives of the filled skutterudites Ce Fe4 P12 and Th Fe4 P12 have been reported using the full-potential linearized augmented plane-wave method plus local orbitals, as implemented in the WIEN2K code. In this approach, the local-density approximation is used for the exchange-correlation potential. We performed these calculations with and without spin-orbit interactions. Results are given for lattice constant, bulk modulus, and its pressure derivative. Band structure, density of states, pressure coefficients of energy gaps, and refractive indices are also given. We note that both Ce Fe4 P12 and Th Fe4 P12 are semiconductors with indirect and direct energy gaps, respectively. The valence-band maximum is located at Γ for both compounds, whereas the conduction-band minimum is located at Γ for Th Fe4 P12 and at N for Ce Fe4 P12. Our results are compared with previous theoretical calculations and experimental data. © 2007 The American Physical Society.
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Physical Review B : Condensed matter and materials physics, American Physical Society, 2007, 75 (19), 〈10.1103/PhysRevB.75.195131〉
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R. Khenata, A. Bouhemadou, A.H. Reshak, R. Ahmed, B. Bouhafs, et al.. First-principles calculations of the elastic, electronic, and optical properties of the filled skutterudites Ce Fe4 P12 and Th Fe4 P12. Physical Review B : Condensed matter and materials physics, American Physical Society, 2007, 75 (19), 〈10.1103/PhysRevB.75.195131〉. 〈hal-01610587〉

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