On the Homomorphic Cluster CPA

  • J. van der Rest
  • P. Lambin
  • F. Brouers


Among the various extentions of the CPA, the homomorphic cluster CPA (HCPA) was presented recently as the only approximation (i) having the correct analytical properties, (ii) taking multiple scattering into account and (iii) preserving the symmetry of the original lattice. Though very appealing mathematically, we show in this paper that it does not give the right position for the impurity states in the dilute limit with non zero diagonal disorder. Consequently, even if HCPA satisfies points (i) to (iii) and even if it gives the correct dilute limit for purely off-diagonal disorder, it is to be rejected as a method to study systems with non negligible diagonal disorder.


Multiple Scattering Full Line Impurity State Impurity Band Coherent Potential Approximation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. van der Rest
    • 1
  • P. Lambin
    • 1
  • F. Brouers
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut de Physique B5Université de LiègeSart TilmanBelgium

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