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

  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},
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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