Electronic Energy Bands in Potassium
Technical rept. no., 2 1 Apr 1955-1 Apr 1956
MIAMI UNIV CORAL GABLES FL
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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.
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Solid State Physics