A second-order effect causing the layer structure of arsenic

Kazunari Yoshizawa, Takashi Yumura, Tokio Yamabe

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The role of second-order perturbations in the interlayer interactions of gray arsenic is discussed. A hypothetical structural change from the germanium (or diamond) to the arsenic structures is considered using a two-layer model in terms of second-order Jahn-Teller distortions. We show from the concept of transition density or transition force that the second-order term originating from mixing of the pseudodegenerate bands near the Fermi level leads to the well-known layer structure of arsenic. The interesting structure of arsenic is a consequence of orbital interactions near the Fermi level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11534-11541
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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