# Effective-medium tight-binding model for silicon.

@article{Stokbro1994EffectivemediumTM, title={Effective-medium tight-binding model for silicon.}, author={Stokbro and Chetty and Jacobsen and Norskov}, journal={Physical review. B, Condensed matter}, year={1994}, volume={50 15}, pages={ 10727-10741 } }

A method for calculating the total energy of Si systems, which is based on the effective-medium-theory concept of a reference system, is presented. Instead of calculating the energy of an atom in the system of interest, a reference system is introduced where the local surroundings are similar. The energy of the reference system can be calculated self-consistently once and for all while the energy difference to the reference system can be obtained approximately. We propose to calculate it using…

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