First-principles study of structural, electronic, and optical properties of ZnSnO3

Hai Wang, Haitao Huang, Biao Wang

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The structural, electronic, and optical properties of ZnSnO3were investigated using density functional theory within the generalized gradient approximation. The structure parameters obtained agree well with the experimental results. The electronic structures indicate that ZnSnO3is a semiconductor with a direct band gap of 1.0 eV. The calculated optical spectra can be assigned to contributions of the interband transitions from valence band O 2p levels to conduction band Sn 5s levels or higher conduction band Zn 3d levels in the low-energy region, and from O 2p to Sn 5p or Zn 4p conduction band in the high-energy region.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1849-1852
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number41-42
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2009


  • A. Ferroelectrics
  • D. Electronic band structure
  • D. Optical properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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