The spinel chalcogenides Zn/CdSc$_2$Se$_4$ are evaluated by first-principle approach to compute optoelectronic and transport characteristics. The formation energy computations favour their thermodynamic stability. The direct bandgaps 1.0 and 0.80 eV are evaluated of the most versatile modified Becke and Johnson potential. The optical spectra have been analysed in terms dielectric constants. The absorption region expands from visible to ultraviolet, which is suitable for optoelectronics. The bandgap-dependent transport characteristics are addressed by classical theory of Boltzmann using BoltzTraP code, and a high figure of merit was noted. Finally, electron density measures the polar covalent bond in Sc-Se and Zn/Cd-Se.
Volume 46, 2023
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Prof. Subi Jacob George — Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bengaluru
Chemical Sciences 2020
Prof. Surajit Dhara — School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Physical Sciences 2020
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