Electronic structure and optical properties of 3C-SiC

A. R. Lubinsky*, D. E. Ellis, G. S. Painter

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The electronic energy bands and wave functions of cubic 3C-SiC have been calculated in the first-principles Hartree-Fock-Slater model, making use of the discrete variational method. A comparison is made between experimental optical data, calculated indirect transitions, and theoretical results for ε2(E) and reflectivity. The valence-band density of states is found to be in reasonably good agreement with x-ray emission spectra.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1537-1546
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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