# Dielectric constant of gray Tin: A first-principles study

@inproceedings{Duan2022DielectricCO, title={Dielectric constant of gray Tin: A first-principles study}, author={Jinsong Duan}, year={2022} }

α -Sn (gray tin) is a group-IV, zero-gap semiconductor with potential use in infrared detectors, necessitating a clear understanding of its dielectric properties. We report the ﬁrst-principles calculations of the band structure and dielectric function of α -Sn using density functional theory, emphasizing the eﬀects of strain, spin-orbit interaction, and pseudo-potentials on the electronic and optical properties of α -Sn in the infrared region (photon energy < 1eV). In α -Sn, spin-orbit coupling…

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