Effect of structural randomness on the frontier states of polysilane

Kyozaburo Takeda, Nobuo Matsumoto

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The effect of simple structural randomness, such as stretching branching and surrounding, on the electronic structure of polysilane is investigated using molecular orbital calculation. The frontier orbital (homo and lumo) states consist mainly of skeleton Si. The fluctuation in the frontier orbital states due to such randomness are found to be quite small. Moreover, tailing of the resulting gap states into the energy gap is negligible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6121-6133
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Physics C: Solid State Physics
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 1985 Nov 30
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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