Optoelectronic properties of germanium iodide perovskites AGeI3 (A = K, Rb and Cs): first principles investigations

  • M. Houari
  • B. BouadjemiEmail author
  • M. Matougui
  • S. Haid
  • T. Lantri
  • Z. Aziz
  • S. Bentata
  • B. Bouhafs


In this paper, we have investigated the structural, optoelectronic and elastic properties of AGeI3 (A = K, Rb and Cs) using the density functional theory with generalized gradient approximation (GGA) for potential exchange correlation. The modified Becke–Johnson (mBJ-GGA) potential approximation is also used for calculating the optoelectronic properties of the material. The results show that the band structure of the perovskites AGeI3 (have a semiconductor behavior with direct band gap at R–R direction, the gap energy values calculated with mBJ-GGA, for each compound as following: 0.58, 0.63, and 0.71 eV, respectively. The optical properties, such as real and imaginary parts of the dielectric functions, refractive index, reflectivity, conductivity and absorption coefficient are investigated. As results, these compounds are competent candidates photovoltaic application like light harvester.


Density functional theory (DFT) Halide perovskites Semiconductor Optoelectronic properties 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Technology and of Solids PropertiesAbdelhamid Ibn Badis UniversityMostaganemAlgeria
  2. 2.Mustapha Stambouli University of MascaraMascaraAlgeria
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Modélisation et Simulation en Sciences des MatériauxUniversité Djillali Liabès de Sidi Bel-AbbèsSidi Bel AbbèsAlgeria

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