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A new model dielectric function for loss functions and electron damping

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Author(s)

Eric L. Shirley

Abstract

Trends in the zeroth frequency moment of the imaginary part of the dielectric function are studied for a wide range of metals, semiconductors and insulators. These results are combined with estimates for the inverse-first moment (related by Kramers-Kronig relations to the static dielectric function) and knowledge of the first moment from the f-sum rule. Matching all three moments allows for construction of a model dielectric function that reasonably predicts the loss function at different values of momentum and lifetime damping effects on occupied and unoccupied electron states. This is demonstrated by comparing model results and results of detailed, first- principles calculations.
Citation
Radiation Physics and Chemistry
Volume
167

Keywords

dielectric function, lifetime damping, loss function, self-energy, sum rule

Citation

, E. (2021), A new model dielectric function for loss functions and electron damping, Radiation Physics and Chemistry, [online], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radphyschem.2019.02.024, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=927161 (Accessed November 28, 2022)
Created March 10, 2021, Updated April 6, 2021