The role of p orbitals in determining the interatomic distance and the electronic band structure in alkali metal crystals

E. L. Garfunkel, C. Minot

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Extended Hückel tight binding (EH-TB) calculations are shown to give a satisfactory description of alkali crystals. It is found that maximization of the valence p orbital overlap is a significant factor in determining the large interatomic separation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-78
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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