Lattice dynamics and dielectric properties of SiO2 stishovite

Changyol Lee, Xavier Gonze

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Using the variational density-functional perturbation theory, we compute the phonon band structure, the interatomic force constants, the dielectric tensor, and the Born effective charge tensors of stishovite, a crystalline form of SiO2 with sixfold coordinated silicon atoms. Comparsion with available experimental data shows agreement at the level of a few percent. Access to the real-space interatomic force constants allows us to analyze the interplay between long-range ionic interaction and short-range covalent bonding, as well as criticize available two-body interatomic potentials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1686-1689
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


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