# The effect of relativity on stability of Copernicium phases, their electronic structure and mechanical properties

@article{vCenvcarikova2017TheEO, title={The effect of relativity on stability of Copernicium phases, their electronic structure and mechanical properties}, author={Hana vCenvcarikov'a and Dominik Legut}, journal={Physica B-condensed Matter}, year={2017}, volume={536}, pages={576-582} }

Abstract The phase stability of the various crystalline structures of the super-heavy element Copernicium was determined based on the first-principles calculations with different levels of the relativistic effects. We utilized the Darwin term, mass-velocity, and spin-orbit interaction with the single electron framework of the density functional theory while treating the exchange and correlation effects using local density approximations. It is found that the spin-orbit coupling is the key…

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