Accession Number : AD0092829


Title :   Electronic Energy Bands in Potassium


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. no., 2 1 Apr 1955-1 Apr 1956


Corporate Author : MIAMI UNIV CORAL GABLES FL


Personal Author(s) : Callaway, Joseph


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/092829.pdf


Report Date : 15 Apr 1956


Pagination or Media Count : 39


Abstract : The method of orthogonalized plane waves is applied to a calculation of electronic energy levels in potassium, using a potential obtained from a self-consistent field. The energies of twenty-four states at four symmetry points in the Brillouin zone have been obtained. The lowest band is dismissed in detail and the qualitative features of the density of states are presented. Departures from free electron bands are found. Comparison of higher bands with some other calculations suggests that certain features of band schemes may be reasonably independent of the potential used.


Descriptors :   *QUANTUM THEORY , *POTASSIUM , *ATOMIC STRUCTURE , ENERGY , ELECTRONS


Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Solid State Physics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE