Electronic structure and spectral properties of RCuSi (R=Nd,Gd) compounds

Yu V. Knyazev, A. V. Lukoyanov, Yu I. Kuz'Min, Sachin Gupta, K. G. Suresh

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    We report a joint experimental and theoretical investigation of optical properties and electronic structure of NdCuSi and GdCuSi compounds. Optical characteristics have been studied employing ellipsometry in a spectral range 0.22-15 μm. Spin-polarized calculations of the electronic structure have been performed using LSDA+U method accounting for electronic correlations in the 4f shell of rare earth elements. Additionally, we probe our electronic structures by calculating the interband optical conductivities and comparing them with spectral measurement. We find that all main features of the experimental curves have been qualitative interpreted using the calculated densities of states.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)85-89
    Number of pages5
    JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
    Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 15


    • Electronic band structure
    • Optical properties
    • Optical spectroscopy
    • Rare earth alloys and compounds

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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