The results of the investigation of the electronic structure and optical properties of the TbMn0.33Ge2 compound have been presented. The spin-polarized calculations of the band spectrum have been performed within the framework of the local spin density approximation (LSDA) with a correction for strong correlations in the 4f shell of the rare-earth ion (the LSDA + U method). The optical constants have been measured using the ellipsometric method and a number of spectral and electronic characteristics of the compound under investigation have been determined over a wide range of wavelengths. The interband part of the experimental dependence of the optical conductivity has been interpreted using the results of the calculation of the electron density of states.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics