The Electronic Structures of the Hexaborides and the Diborides

  • P. G. Perkins


The current state of knowledge of the electronic structures of the binary di- and hexaborides is reviewed. New work is presented which allows rationalization of the stability of these materials as well as the metal-deficient and mixed-metal phases. Band structure and density-of-states calculations lead to values of electrical conductivities and Hall coefficients for these materials which agree well with experimental data.


Band Structure Fermi Surface Boron Atom Hall Coefficient Bloch Function 
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