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Electronic structure of clusters : n=1, 2 and 4
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Abstract
A crystalline form of LiBC is known which has been predicted to be superconducting, with a T-c comparable to that of MgB2. In both compounds, superconductivity is enhanced by the presence of two electronic bands, one of which is close to a dimensional crossover. Here, we take a quantum chemical approach, and investigate the structural and electronic properties of small clusters (LiBC)(n) (n = 1-4). With increasing cluster size, we find that several properties of crystalline LiBC evolve naturally from the corresponding properties of the clusters. In particular, one may recognize the origin of the solid bilayered structure, typical of magnesium diboride, and the character of the electronic a-band, arising from the overlap of the atomic orbitals in the in-plane BC rings. Two aspects especially emphasized are (a) the HOMO-LUMO gap as function of n and (b) the role of different spin multiplicity. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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English
Source (journal)
Physics letters: A. - Amsterdam, 1967, currens
Publication
Amsterdam : 2005
ISSN
0375-9601
Volume/pages
338:3-5(2005), p. 303-308
ISI
000228598000020
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