Charge Density in the Gallium Arsenide Crystal

  • N. W. Dalton
  • D. E. Schreiber
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Approximating the charge density in crystalline gallium arsenide by a spatial superposition of self-consistent charge densities of gallium and arsenic atoms, we have calculated several contours of constant charge density and examined the three-dimensional character of these contours. A novel feature of the present work is that computer graphics techniques have been used to present the results in the form of three short color movies.


Arsenic Gallium Arsenide 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. W. Dalton
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. E. Schreiber
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM Research LaboratorySan JoseUSA
  2. 2.Theoretical Physics DivisionA.E.R.E.Harwell, BerkshireEngland

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