Nowadays, challenging parameter-free studies within computational condensed-matter physics facilitate the rapid progress of semiconductor technology towards computer-aided materials design. Theoretical-spectroscopy techniques provide insight into electronic excitations, dealing with the many-body aspect arising due to the involved electron-electron interaction.In this work, such numerical approaches are further developed and applied to the transparent conductive oxides MgO, ZnO, and CdO. These materials are important for transparent-oxide electronics, e.g., photovoltaics. Electronic properties are calculated within Hedin's GW approximation, yielding band structures, densities of states, spin-orbit splittings, effective band masses, and natural band discontinuities. The optical properties are computed by solving a Bethe-Salpeter equation for the polarization function, leading to the complex dielectric function including excitonic and local-field effects.A special focus lies on several imperfections that affect these properties: Uniaxial and biaxial strain, iso- and heterostructural alloys, the oxygen vacancy in MgO, and the effects due to free electrons in heavily doped ZnO.
Dr. rer. nat.; studied physics 2001-2006 at Technical University Chemnitz and Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany; worked 2006-2010 at the Inst. für Festkörpertheorie und -optik at the FSU; research stay at University of California, Santa Barbara in 2008; PhD in July 2010; since 2011 a Postdoc at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
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