ELECTRONIC-STRUCTURE OF SELF-TRAPPED EXCITON IN ALKALI FLUORIDES AND CHLORIDES.
J PHYS C SOLID STATE
1125 - 1135.
The authors report pseudopotential calculations for the relaxed exciton in alkali fluorides ahd chlorides, with emphasis on NaCl. These calculations supplement earlier Hartree-Fock calculations by permitting investigation of a number of specific features. The more extended and higher energy excitations of the electron associated with the exciton are studied and a wider range of host lattices and crystal geometries considered. The most important result is that the origin of the sigma (singlet) and pi (triplet) luminescence bands can be understood: the two bands derive from different orbital states, contrary to previous assumptions. Estimates of hyperfine constants, the sigma - pi splitting and oscillator strengths are also given and agree well with experiment. The results suggest that there should be an additional sigma -polarized band of the self-trapped exciton in the infrared.
|Title:||ELECTRONIC-STRUCTURE OF SELF-TRAPPED EXCITON IN ALKALI FLUORIDES AND CHLORIDES|
|Open access status:||An open access version is available from UCL Discovery|
|Additional information:||Text made available to UCL Discovery by kind permission of IOP Publishing, 2012|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > London Centre for Nanotechnology|
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