Kumar, S. and Joshi, Suman and Auluck, S. (2015) An ab-initio study of CuInSe2 based ordered defect compounds. Materials Chemistry and Physics , 162. pp. 372-379. ISSN 0254-0584

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We have used the Vienna ab-initio Simulation Package (VASP) to study the electronic and optical properties of ordered defect compounds (ODC's) CuIn5Se8 and CuIn3Se5. The supercells are generated with the parent chalcopyrite structure of CuInSe2. The defect pair (2V(Cu)(-) + In-Cu(2+)) in CuInSe2 plays an important role in the electronic and optical properties of the ODC's are investigated. The band structure and density of states of ODC's are discussed in terms of the parent chalcopyrite compound CuInSe2. The calculated low defect formation energy explains the existence of the ODC's CuIn5Se8 and CuIn3Se5. The optical absorption peaks in the epsilon(2)(omega) are explained in the terms of band structure and density of states. The upper valence band of ODC is exclusively formed by the p-d hybridization of Cu-3d and Se-4p states. The obtained results are in good agreement with the available experimental data. The calculated threshold values for CuInSe2 and ODC's are underestimated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Semiconductors ab initio calculations Band-structure Defects Optical properties
Subjects: Materials Science
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2016 11:21
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 11:21
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1708

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