ZhETF, Vol. 144,
p. 859 (October 2013)
(English translation - JETP,
Vol. 117, No. 4,
available online at www.springer.com
ELECTRON MOMENTUM DENSITY, BAND STRUCTURE, AND STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES OF SrS
Sharma G., Munjal N., Vyas V., Kumar R., Sharma B.K., Joshi K.B.
Received: April 6, 2013
The electron momentum density, the electronic band structure, and the structural properties of SrS are presented in this paper. The isotropic Compton profile, anisotropies in the directional Compton profiles, the electronic band structure and density of states are calculated using the ab initio periodic linear combination of atomic orbitals method with the CRYSTAL06 code. Structural parameters of SrS - lattice constants and bulk moduli in the B1 and B2 phases - are computed together with the transition pressure. The computed parameters are well in agreement with earlier investigations. To compare the calculated isotropic Compton profile, measurement on polycrystalline SrS is performed using 5Ci-241 Am Compton spectrometer. Additionally, charge transfer is studied by means of the Compton profiles computed from the ionic model. The nature of bonding in the isovalent SrS and SrO compounds is compared on the basis of equal-valence-electron-density profiles and the bonding in SrS is found to be more covalent than in SrO.