Theoretical investigation of lattice dynamics, dielectric properties, Infrared reflectivity and Raman intensity spectra of Nowotny chimney-ladder semiconducting silicide Ru2Si3

Ramesh, M and Niranjan, Manish K (2018) Theoretical investigation of lattice dynamics, dielectric properties, Infrared reflectivity and Raman intensity spectra of Nowotny chimney-ladder semiconducting silicide Ru2Si3. Materials Chemistry and Physics. ISSN 0254-0584 (In Press)

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Abstract

Semiconducting silicides are highly promising materials for applications in thermoelectric, photovoltaic and optoelectronic devices. Here, using ab-initio density functional theory, the lattice dynamics, dielectric properties, Infrared (IR) refletivity and Raman intensity spectra of Nowotny chimney-ladder semiconducting silicide Ru2Si3 are investigated. The zone-center phonon mode frequencies are found to be in the range 80–510 cm-1. The Born effective charge tensor, oscillator strength and Infrared activity is found to largest for the mode with frequency 422 cm-1 which is primarily contributed by displacements of Si atoms. The largest Raman activity is obtained for mode with frequency 479 cm-1 which is also dominated by vibrations of Si atoms. Modified Becke-Johnson (MBJ) exchange potential is used to compute the band gap of Ru2Si3 which improves the band gap by ∼8 % as compared to that obtained using LDA. The computed Infrared reflectivity and Raman intensity spectra are expected to provide benchmark first-principles theoertical results for comparison with the experiments.

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Niranjan, Manish KUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Semiconducting Silicide, thermoelectric materials, solar cell materials, Ab-initio calculations
Subjects: Physics
Divisions: Department of Physics
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2018 03:56
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2018 03:56
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/4481
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2018.09.081
OA policy: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0254-0584/
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