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Energy gaps and carrier effective masses of quasi-binary GaP/1-x.ZnSe/x crystals
W. Kara Mohamed, N. Bouarissa, F. Mezrag

Last modified: 2012-01-03

Abstract


We present a pseudopotential calculation within the virtual crystal approximation of the energy band gaps and electron and heavyhole effective masses in zinc blende .GaP/1􀀀x.ZnSe/x quasi-binary crystals. To make allowance for the compositional disorder, the Hamiltonian is described by a component due to the virtual crystal, and another component in which the disorder effects are included.In general, our results are in good agreement with the available experimental data to within a few per cent. The study showed that the calculated electronic quantities in .GaP/1-x.ZnSe/x are significantly different from those in the GaP and ZnSe parent compounds.

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