LiNbO3 electronic structure: Many-body interactions, spin-orbit coupling, and thermal effects

A. Riefer, M. Friedrich, S. Sanna, U. Gerstmann, A. Schindlmayr, W.G. Schmidt, Physical Review B 93 (2016).

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The influence of electronic many-body interactions, spin-orbit coupling, and thermal lattice vibrations on the electronic structure of lithium niobate is calculated from first principles. Self-energy calculations in the GW approximation show that the inclusion of self-consistency in the Green function G and the screened Coulomb potential W opens the band gap far stronger than found in previous G0W0 calculations but slightly overestimates its actual value due to the neglect of excitonic effects in W. A realistic frozen-lattice band gap of about 5.9 eV is obtained by combining hybrid density functional theory with the QSGW0 scheme. The renormalization of the band gap due to electron-phonon coupling, derived here using molecular dynamics as well as density functional perturbation theory, reduces this value by about 0.5 eV at room temperature. Spin-orbit coupling does not noticeably modify the fundamental gap but gives rise to a Rashba-like spin texture in the conduction band.
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Physical Review B
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93
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7
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075205
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Riefer A, Friedrich M, Sanna S, Gerstmann U, Schindlmayr A, Schmidt WG. LiNbO3 electronic structure: Many-body interactions, spin-orbit coupling, and thermal effects. Physical Review B. 2016;93(7). doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.93.075205
Riefer, A., Friedrich, M., Sanna, S., Gerstmann, U., Schindlmayr, A., & Schmidt, W. G. (2016). LiNbO3 electronic structure: Many-body interactions, spin-orbit coupling, and thermal effects. Physical Review B, 93(7). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.93.075205
@article{Riefer_Friedrich_Sanna_Gerstmann_Schindlmayr_Schmidt_2016, title={LiNbO3 electronic structure: Many-body interactions, spin-orbit coupling, and thermal effects}, volume={93}, DOI={10.1103/PhysRevB.93.075205}, number={7075205}, journal={Physical Review B}, publisher={American Physical Society}, author={Riefer, Arthur and Friedrich, Michael and Sanna, Simone and Gerstmann, Uwe and Schindlmayr, Arno and Schmidt, Wolf Gero}, year={2016} }
Riefer, Arthur, Michael Friedrich, Simone Sanna, Uwe Gerstmann, Arno Schindlmayr, and Wolf Gero Schmidt. “LiNbO3 Electronic Structure: Many-Body Interactions, Spin-Orbit Coupling, and Thermal Effects.” Physical Review B 93, no. 7 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.93.075205.
A. Riefer, M. Friedrich, S. Sanna, U. Gerstmann, A. Schindlmayr, and W. G. Schmidt, “LiNbO3 electronic structure: Many-body interactions, spin-orbit coupling, and thermal effects,” Physical Review B, vol. 93, no. 7, 2016.
Riefer, Arthur, et al. “LiNbO3 Electronic Structure: Many-Body Interactions, Spin-Orbit Coupling, and Thermal Effects.” Physical Review B, vol. 93, no. 7, 075205, American Physical Society, 2016, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.93.075205.
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