Finite-size corrections of defect energy levels involving ionic polarization
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2020

We develop a scheme for finite-size corrections of vertical transition energies and single-particle energy levels involving defect states with built-in ionic polarization in supercell calculations. The method accounts on an equal footing for the screening of the electrons and of the ionic polarization charge arising from the lattice distortions. We demonstrate the accuracy of our corrections for various defects in MgO and in water by comparing with the dilute limit achieved through the scaling of the system size. The general validity of our formulation is also confirmed through a sum rule that connects vertical transition energies with the formation energies of structurally relaxed defects.


Stefano Falletta

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Julia Wiktor

Chalmers, Fysik, Kondenserad materie- och materialteori

Alfredo Pasquarello

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)


2469-9950 (ISSN) 2469-9969 (eISSN)

Vol. 102 4 041115


Atom- och molekylfysik och optik

Teoretisk kemi

Den kondenserade materiens fysik



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