Ab initio calculation of excitonic effects in realistic materials
|Title||Ab initio calculation of excitonic effects in realistic materials|
|Publication Type||Palaiseau Article|
|Author Address|| |
Albrecht, S (Reprint Author), Ecole Polytech, CEREM, Solides Irradies Lab,CEA, CNRS,URA 1380, F-91128 Palaiseau, France. Ecole Polytech, CEREM, Solides Irradies Lab,CEA, CNRS,URA 1380, F-91128 Palaiseau, France. Univ Roma Tor Vergata, Ist Nazl Fis Mat, Dipartimento Fis, I-00133 Rome, Italy.
|Albrecht, S, Onida, G, Reining, L, Del Sole, R|
|Publisher||European Mat Res Soc|
|Year of Publication||1998|
|Journal||Comp. Mat. Science|
|Keywords||exciton; optical absorption; ab initio calculation; condensed matter, paper|
Ab initio calculations, based on the density functional theory (DFT) in the local density approximation (LDA), allow for the description of the ground state properties of a wide class of materials. Also one-quasiparticle excitations can be obtained with good precision by adding self-energy corrections to the DFT-LDA eigenvalues. A realistic description of two-particle excitations, like the creation of electron-hole pairs in absorption experiments, is hardly feasible for systems where the electron and the hole interact. In this work we show how such excitonic effects can be included in ab initio electronic structure calculations, via the solution of an effective two-particle equation. Results for different systems are presented. Copyright (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V.