Ab-Initio Calculations of TMO Band Structure

  • A. FilippettiEmail author
Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 266)


We review the fundamental aspects related to ab-initio band structure calculations for the \(\text {SrTiO}_3/\text {LaAlO}_3\) interface, analyzing capabilities and limits of the most advanced approaches, using available experiments as a reference. In particular, we discuss accuracy and failures for what concern the description of electronic, transport, and thermoelectric properties of oxide heterostructures. Despite evident shortcomings, our overview assesses the usefulness and the satisfying quality of ab-initio methods as an efficient approach for oxide heterostructure design and analysis.



A.F. warmly thanks Sbastien Lemal and Philippe Ghosez for their careful critical reading of the manuscript, and acknowledges financial support under Project PON-NETERGIT, and computing support from CRS4 Computing Centre (Loc. Piscina Manna, Pula, Italy).


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  1. 1.CNR-IOM Cagliari and Physics DepartmentUniversity of CagliariMonserratoItaly

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