Calculation of electronic and optical properties of zinc-blende ZnxCd1-xSe

N. Benosman, N. Amrane, H. Aourag

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The electronic and optical properties of II-VI semiconductors: ZnSe, CdSe and their alloys ZnxCd1-xSe are investigated using the empirical pseudo-potential method. The energies of Γ, X and L conduction valleys of ZnxCd1-xSe alloy versus Zn fraction x are calculated. Band structure and density of states for Zn0.5Cd0.5Se are also presented. Other quantities such as the charge densities, the ionicity character, the refractive index and the transverse effective charge are also calculated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-327
Number of pages12
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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