We investigate the lifetime of d holes in copper within a first-principles GW approximation. At the G(0)W(0) level the lifetime of the topmost d bands are in agreement with the experimental results and are four times smaller than those obtained in the "on-shell" calculations commonly used in literature. The theoretical lifetimes and band structure, however, worsen when further iterative steps of self-consistency are included in the calculation, pointing to a delicate interplay between self-consistency and the inclusion of vertex corrections. We show that the G(0)W(0) success in the lifetimes calculation is due to the opening of "intraband" decay channels that disappear at self-consistency.
|Titolo:||Quasiparticle band-structure effects on the d hole lifetimes of copper within the GW approximation|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/03 - Fisica della Materia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevB.66.161104|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|