Strain Modulated Optoelectronic Properties of CdO Monolayer

  • Rajneesh Chaurasiya
  • Radha Raman
  • Shubham Tyagi
  • Ambesh DixitEmail author


We studied the effect of biaxial tensile and compressive strain on the electronic and optical properties using the density function theory. Electronic properties are investigated in terms of the electronic band structure and density of states. CdO monolayer exhibits a direct bandgap ∼ 1.35 eV using a modified Becke–Johnson approximation. The value of bandgap decreases under both biaxial tensile and compressive strains. Moreover, direct to indirect electronic bandgap transition is observed above 8% tensile strain, whereas direct bandgap nature is conserved under compressive strain. The effective mass of an electron is nearly insensitive to strain, whereas hole effective mass shows linear increment with strain and a sudden jump at the electronic transition point of above 8% tensile strain. The noticed low reflectivity in unstrained and compressive strained conditions suggests that the CdO monolayer may be a promising material for transparent conducting oxide applications.


CdO monolayer oxide semiconductor cadmium oxide electronic band structure strain optical properties 


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Author Ambesh Dixit greatly acknowledges the Department of Science and Technology (DST) Government of India through Project # DST/INT/Mexico/P-02/2016 for this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics and Center for Solar EnergyIndian Institute of Technology JodhpurJodhpurIndia

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