Long-range behavior and frequency dependence of exchange-correlation kernels in solids

TitleLong-range behavior and frequency dependence of exchange-correlation kernels in solids
Publication TypePalaiseau Article
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Del Sole, R (Reprint Author), Univ Roma Tor Vergata, Ist Nazl Fis Mat, Dipartimento Fis, Via Ricerca Sci, I-00133 Rome, Italy. Univ Roma Tor Vergata, Ist Nazl Fis Mat, Dipartimento Fis, I-00133 Rome, Italy. Ecole Polytech, CNRS,UMR 7642, CEA DSM, Solides Irradies Lab, F-91128 Palaiseau, France.

DOI10.1103/PhysRevB.67.045207
Del Sole, R, Adragna, G, Olevano, V, Reining, L
Year of Publication2003
JournalPhys. Rev. B
Volume67
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.67.045207
Keywordspaper
Abstract

We define an effective exchange-correlation kernel f(xc)(eff) which allows us to obtain correct absorption and energy loss spectra starting from an electronic structure obtained within some given approximation. We consider, in particular, the Kohn Sham electronic structure calculated in the local-density approximation and that obtained from a quasiparticle calculation. We show that in both cases the main feature able to account for the experimental spectra is a sizable, complex, and frequency- and material-dependent long-range contribution to f(xc)(eff). We write, in terms of this contribution, an expression for the macroscopic dielectric function which is a generalization of the well-known contact-exciton approximation. Accurate absorption (for silicon and diamond) and electron energy loss (for silicon) spectra are obtained.

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