TY - JOUR

T1 - Modeling the (formula presented) Mössbauer spectra of chalcogenide glasses using density-functional theory calculations

AU - Jackson, Koblar

AU - Srinivas, Sudha

AU - Kortus, Jens

AU - Pederson, Mark

PY - 2002

Y1 - 2002

N2 - We have used first-principles calculations based on density-functional theory to investigate the (formula presented) Mössbauer spectrum of (formula presented) and (formula presented) Using calculated electric field gradients and contact charge densities, we compute Mössbauer isomer shifts and quadrupole splittings for a number of cluster models incorporating proposed environments for Sn atoms in the glasses. The calculated parameters are in excellent agreement with experimental values for tetrahedrally coordinated Sn atoms and for ionic, threefold-coordinated Sn atoms. Parameters computed for Sn atoms in ethanelike environments, however, do not match experimental values attributed to these sites. We also compute site energies to determine the most energetically favorable sites for Sn atoms in these systems. For the Ge-S system, we find the threefold environments to be favored, while for Ge-Se, the threefold and tetrahedral environments are essentially degenerate.

AB - We have used first-principles calculations based on density-functional theory to investigate the (formula presented) Mössbauer spectrum of (formula presented) and (formula presented) Using calculated electric field gradients and contact charge densities, we compute Mössbauer isomer shifts and quadrupole splittings for a number of cluster models incorporating proposed environments for Sn atoms in the glasses. The calculated parameters are in excellent agreement with experimental values for tetrahedrally coordinated Sn atoms and for ionic, threefold-coordinated Sn atoms. Parameters computed for Sn atoms in ethanelike environments, however, do not match experimental values attributed to these sites. We also compute site energies to determine the most energetically favorable sites for Sn atoms in these systems. For the Ge-S system, we find the threefold environments to be favored, while for Ge-Se, the threefold and tetrahedral environments are essentially degenerate.

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U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevB.65.214201

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevB.65.214201

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85038330688

SN - 1098-0121

VL - 65

SP - 1

EP - 8

JO - Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics

JF - Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics

IS - 21

ER -