Research Papers/Topics in Industrial Physics

TOTAL ENERGY CALCULATION OF AlAs AND InAs BINARY SEMICONDUCTORS USING THE PROJECTOR AUGMENTED WAVE METHOD

The total energy of an element is the basic energy value from which other properties of the element can be calculated. Aluminum Arsenide (AlAs) and Indium Arsenide (InAs) are III – Arsenic binary semiconductors with indirect and direct energy band gap respectively. The total energy of each of them was calculated using the Projector Augmented Wave (PAW) method with the PBE-GGA for the exchange-correlation functional. The total energy were calculated and from the results gotten, the la...