• Electron-ion interactions in close packed metals

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      Electron-ion interaction; interference factor; coordinate axes transformation; umklapp process; hcp lattice; ccp lattice

    • Abstract


      The electron-ion interactions are evaluated exactly over the actual shape of the atomic polyhedron by making use of simple co-ordinate axes transformations and lattice symmetry in the case of hcp and ccp structures. It is shown that the expressions for the interference factor,S(q,t) of hcp structure are complex while those of ccp structure are real, even when both atomic arrangements are referred to the same orthorhombic co-ordinate axes, and in each case, lattice atom contributions could be distinguished from basis atom contributions toS(q,t). By comparing these expressions with each other as well as with those obtained by approximating their atomic polyhedra by an ellipsoid of equivalent volume, apparent differences between interference factors of hcp and ccp structures, validity of Wigner-Seitz approximation for a diatomic lattice and the manner in which the electron-ion interactions contribute to the different modes of vibration in a hexagonal lattice are discussed.

    • Author Affiliations


      V Ramamurthy1

      1. Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi - 110 016, India
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