Lattice parameters and electronic band gap of orthorhombic potassium sodium niobate K0.5Na0.5NbO3 from density-functional theory

N. Bidaraguppe Ramesh, F. Schmidt, A. Schindlmayr, The European Physical Journal B 94 (2021).

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We perform a theoretical analysis of the structural and electronic properties of sodium potassium niobate K1-xNaxNbO3 in the orthorhombic room-temperature phase, based on density-functional theory in combination with the supercell approach. Our results for x=0 and x=0.5 are in very good agreement with experimental measurements and establish that the lattice parameters decrease linearly with increasing Na contents, disproving earlier theoretical studies based on the virtual-crystal approximation that claimed a highly nonlinear behavior with a significant structural distortion and volume reduction in K0.5Na0.5NbO3 compared to both end members of the solid solution. Furthermore, we find that the electronic band gap varies very little between x=0 and x=0.5, reflecting the small changes in the lattice parameters.
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Bidaraguppe Ramesh N, Schmidt F, Schindlmayr A. Lattice parameters and electronic band gap of orthorhombic potassium sodium niobate K0.5Na0.5NbO3 from density-functional theory. The European Physical Journal B. 2021;94(8). doi:10.1140/epjb/s10051-021-00179-8
Bidaraguppe Ramesh, N., Schmidt, F., & Schindlmayr, A. (2021). Lattice parameters and electronic band gap of orthorhombic potassium sodium niobate K0.5Na0.5NbO3 from density-functional theory. The European Physical Journal B, 94(8). https://doi.org/10.1140/epjb/s10051-021-00179-8
@article{Bidaraguppe Ramesh_Schmidt_Schindlmayr_2021, title={Lattice parameters and electronic band gap of orthorhombic potassium sodium niobate K0.5Na0.5NbO3 from density-functional theory}, volume={94}, DOI={10.1140/epjb/s10051-021-00179-8}, number={8169}, journal={The European Physical Journal B}, publisher={EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica and Springer}, author={Bidaraguppe Ramesh, Nithin and Schmidt, Falko and Schindlmayr, Arno}, year={2021} }
Bidaraguppe Ramesh, Nithin, Falko Schmidt, and Arno Schindlmayr. “Lattice Parameters and Electronic Band Gap of Orthorhombic Potassium Sodium Niobate K0.5Na0.5NbO3 from Density-Functional Theory.” The European Physical Journal B 94, no. 8 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1140/epjb/s10051-021-00179-8.
N. Bidaraguppe Ramesh, F. Schmidt, and A. Schindlmayr, “Lattice parameters and electronic band gap of orthorhombic potassium sodium niobate K0.5Na0.5NbO3 from density-functional theory,” The European Physical Journal B, vol. 94, no. 8, 2021.
Bidaraguppe Ramesh, Nithin, et al. “Lattice Parameters and Electronic Band Gap of Orthorhombic Potassium Sodium Niobate K0.5Na0.5NbO3 from Density-Functional Theory.” The European Physical Journal B, vol. 94, no. 8, 169, EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica and Springer, 2021, doi:10.1140/epjb/s10051-021-00179-8.
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