Density of Electron States and Relaxation Time of Intercalated Layer Crystals
N.K. Tovstyuka and Ye.M. Sheregiy b
aNational University "Lvivska Politechnika", 13, Bandera Str., L'viv, 79013, Ukraine
bUniversity of Rzeszów, Centre for Microelectronics and Nanotechnology, S. Pigonia 1, 35-959 Rzeszów, Poland
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The density of electron states of layered crystal intercalated by guests of different nature is calculated within the framework of virtual crystal considering filling of both octahedral and tetrahedral interstitial hollows. It is found that the shift of the gap of density of states is caused firstly by the nature of intercalant (placing of ground energy states of both intercalants) and their average concentrations. In the case when one type of intercalant gives localized level in the forbidden gap and another intercalant forms the resonance one in the conductive band the gap disappears. Relaxation time corresponding to the transitions from one to another band is calculated.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.128.225
PACS numbers: 71.20.-b, 71.55.-i, 77.22.Gm