Calculating properties with the polymorphous coherent-potential approximation

B. Ujfalussy, J. Faulkner

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The formulas for calculating properties of an alloy such as the density of states, the charge density, and the Bloch spectral density function are derived from multiple-scattering theory for the polymorphous coherent-potential approximation (PCPA). The chemical shifts obtained for three alloy systems using the PCPA, the Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker CPA, and the locally self-consistent multiple-scattering method are compared with experiment. A significant improvement in the treatment of Coulomb effects is achieved using the PCPA with only a little more computational effort than for the older isomorphous CPA’s.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12005-12016
Number of pages12
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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