Electronic structure of germanium dioxide with rutile structure according to ab initio computer simulation data

Keywords: Computer simulation, Germanium dioxide, Electronic structure, Density of states, XANES, Core hole, Rutile


     The article focuses on the electronic structure of the tetragonal crystalline modification of germanium dioxide. The electronic structure was theoretically studied by means of the full-potential linearized augmented plane wave method using the Wien2k software.
      Total and partial densities of electronic states were calculated. The spectra of the X-ray absorption near edge structure were simulated for various absorption edges of germanium and oxygen atoms. The Z+1 approximation method was used to calculate Ge K-, Ge L3- and O K absorption edges for the tetragonal modification of GeO2. The result obtained for the Ge K absorption edge is in good agreement with the experimental data.
       The Ge L3 spectrum was calculated for the first time, and the result is of predictive nature. In order to obtain a better agreement with the experimental calculations of the oxygen K absorption edge, besides the Z+1 approximation method, we also used the core hole method, including the simulation of a partial core hole. The study demonstrated that the use of a core hole with an electron charge of 0.7 results in a better agreement between the calculations and the experiment


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Author Biographies

Maxim D. Manyakin, Voronezh State University, 1 Universitetskaya pl., Voronezh 394018, Russian Federation

Cand. Sci. (Phys.–Math.),
Researcher, Joint Scientific and Educational Laboratory
“Atomic and Electronic Structure of Functional
Materials” of Voronezh State University and the
National Research Center «Kurchatov institute»,
Voronezh State University, (Voronezh, Russian

Sergey I. Kurganskii, Voronezh State University, 1 Universitetskaya pl., Voronezh 394018, Russian Federation

Dr. Sci. (Phys.-Math.),
Professor of the Solid State Physics and Nanostructure
Department, Voronezh State University (Voronezh,
Russian Federation)


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How to Cite
Manyakin, M. D., & Kurganskii, S. I. (2023). Electronic structure of germanium dioxide with rutile structure according to ab initio computer simulation data. Condensed Matter and Interphases, 25(4), 587-593. https://doi.org/10.17308/kcmf.2023.25/11478
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