Positron and electron energy levels in rare-gas solids

M. J. Puska*, R. M. Nieminen

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The positron and electron band structures are calculated for the rare-gas solids Ne, Ar, Kr, and Xe on the basis of density-functional theory. The effects due to different approximations for the positron correlation and electron exchange-correlation potential are studied. The positron band structures obtained are compared with the measured band gaps in the 111 direction and with the measured positron work functions. A semiempirical positron correlation potential is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1278-1283
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 1992
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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