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Electronic structure of millerite NiS

Krishnakumar, SR and Shanthi, N and Sarma, DD (2002) Electronic structure of millerite NiS. In: Physical Review B, 66 . pp. 115105-1.


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We investigate the electronic structure of Nickel sulphide (NiS) in the millerite phase using electron spectroscopic measurements and band structure as well as model Hamiltonian calculations. While band structure calculations are found to be relatively more successful in describing the experimental valence band spectrum of this highly conducting phase compared to the hexagonal phase of NiS, cluster calculations including electron correlation effects are found to be necessary for the description of certain features in the experimental spectra, indicating the importance of correlation effects even in a highly metallic system. The electronic parameter strengths obtained from these calculations confirm that the millerite NiS is a highly covalent pd metal. The comparative study of hexagonal and millerite forms of NiS, provides the information concerning the evolution of the spectral function in a pd metal as a function of covalency.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Physical Review B
Publisher: American Physical Society
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to American Physical Society (APS).
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:16
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/2048

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