Valence excitons from the 3p shell and core excitons from the 3s and 2p shells in gaseous and solid argon are studied within the envelope-function formalism. First, semiempirical model potentials for atomic excitons are considered; then solid-state effects, which include band structure and electron-hole screening, are taken into account. The problem of a sufficiently accurate account of the "band kinetic operator" is solved with first-order perturbation theory. A new interpretation of the excitonic spectrum originating from the 2p shell is given in terms of first-class exciton (1s) and third-class excitons (nd, n≥3) associated with a unique band edge.
|Titolo:||Valence excitons and inner-shell excitons in gaseous and solid argon|
|Autori:||Baroni, S.; Grosso, G.; Martinelli, L.; Parravicini, G. P.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1979|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevB.20.1713|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|