Optical Properties of Silicon Nanocrystals : a First Principles Study


Ab initio quasiparticle gaps, self-energy corrections, exciton Coulomb energies, and optical gaps of Si nanocrystals are calculated using the higher-order finite difference pseudopotential method. The calculations are performed in real space on hydrogen-passivated Si clusters with diameters up to 30 Å (> 1000 atoms). The size-dependent self-energy… (More)

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