A periodic ab initio Hartree-Fock method (the program CRYSTAL) has been used to evaluate the total-electron-energy surface of MgF2 (rutile-type tetragonal structure) as a function of crystal strain. Mg and F atoms are represented by 13 atomic orbitals in the form of contracted Gaussian-type functions. The equilibrium unit-cell edges and fluorine coordinates, the binding energy, and the six elastic constants C-11, C-12, C-13, C33, C44, and C66 have been calculated. Inner strain was accounted for by relaxing the F-atom position for each lattice deformation applied, and contributed significantly to the C44, C66, and C33 components. An average deviation of 8.0% is observed with respect to experimental elastic data Classical two-body empirical calculations have been performed for the purpose of comparison. Energy bands, Mulliken electron populations, and charge-density maps are analyzed, and the chemical bonding is discussed, showing significant deviations from ionicity (z(Mg) = 1.80(e)).
|Titolo:||Quantum mechanical Hartree-Fock self-consistent field study of elastic constants and chemical bonding of MgF2 (sellaite)|
PAVESE, ALESSANDRO (Secondo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore GEO/06 - Mineralogia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||ago-1991|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevB.44.3509|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|