Electronic structure of CsAu.

Christensen N.E., Kollar J.

Self-consistent non-relativistic and relativistic LMTO band structure calculations have been carried out for CsAu. In the non-relativistic model CsAu is a metal, whereas-in agreement with experiments-the relativistic calculations predict CsAu to be a semiconductor. The gap is not caused by the spin-orbit coupling. The importance of the core-like Cs-5s and Cs-5p states for the alloy formation is discussed, and charge distribution calculations are used to illustrate the ionic nature of the bonding.

Solid State Communications, 46 727-30, 1983.

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