Electronic structure of stishovite

Jose R. Alvarez, Peter Rez

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The band structure and the total density of states (DOS) have been calculated for stishovite using both an ab-initio pseudopotential code and the Linearized Augmented Plane Wave (LAPW) method. In particular, projected densities of states at both Si and O sites have been calculated for comparison with inner shell line structures. The low loss spectrum has been estimated. An appreciable amount of ionic behavior was found with oxygen taking charge away from silicon. Our results are in reasonable agreement with previous calculations. The electron energy-loss K and L2,3 near edge structures were also calculated and compared with experimental measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-42
Number of pages6
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 19 1998


  • D. electronic band structure
  • D. electronic states (localized)
  • E. electron energy loss spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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