Electronic band structure of quaternary alloy ZnyCd1-ySexTe1-x

K. Benkabou, N. Amrane, M. Maachou

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A tight binding formalism within virtual crystal approximation in which, the effects of composition disorder and bonds relaxation are involved, is applied to the quaternary system ZnyCd1-ySexTe1-x so as to compute its energy band gap and predict the ionic character. A new model, calculating the relaxation of bonds for the quaternary alloys is presented. The electronic parameters of the quaternary alloy considered are calculated as function of x composition. Very good agreement is obtained between the available experimental data and our results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-309
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 6 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Quaternary semiconductor
  • Tight binding method
  • VCA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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