The European Physical Journal B

, Volume 66, Issue 4, pp 483–487 | Cite as

Electronic structure, ferroelectricity and optical properties of CaBi2Ta2O9

  • B. Xu
  • X. Li
  • J. Sun
  • L. Yi
Solid State and Materials


Using first-principles calculations based on density-functional theory in its local-density approximation, we investigated the Electronic structure, ferroelectricity and optical properties of CaBi2Ta2O9 (CBT) for the first time. It is found that CBT compound has an indirect band gap of 3.114 eV and the O 2s and 2p states are strongly hybridized with the 6s states of Bi which belong to the (Bi2O2)2+ planes. The quite strong Ta–O and Bi–O hybridization is the primary source for ferroelectricity. Our results imply that the interaction between Bi and O is highly covalent. The anisotropy occurs mainly above 4 eV in the optical properties. The different optical properties have been discussed.


71.20.-b Electron density of states and band structure of crystalline solids 78.20.-e Optical properties of bulk materials and thin films 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Information SciencesNorth China Institute of Water Conservancy and Hydroelectric PowerZhengzhouP.R. China
  2. 2.College of Physics and Information Engineering, Henan Normal UniversityXinxiangP.R. China
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanP.R. China

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