On the electronic properties of some metals using density-functional theory

Authors

  • Lateef Olajuwon Mustapha DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, IBADAN NIGERIA
  • Oluwole Emmanuel Oyewande Department of Physics University of Ibadan, Ibadan
  • Olusola Tosin Kolebaje Department of Physics University of Ibadan, Ibadan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14419/ijpr.v1i1.714

Published:

2013-03-14

Abstract

The use of density functional theory as a viable tool for investigating the electronic structure of both periodic and disordered system at ground state has been emphasized. In this study, we employ local density approximation and plane wave formalism via Quantum ESPRESSO, the selected metals was observed to exhibit degenerate but overlap bands except Copper and Silver whose inner d state function transits its broader s state. The study shows the efficacy of density functional theory as a promising tool for explaining electronic properties of metal.

 

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