The excitonic molecule

W. F. Brinkman, T. M. Rice, Brian Bell

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The binding energy of the excitonic molecule is calculated as a function of electron-to-hole mass ratio and of anisotropy in the hole bands. A variational wave function is used which is a product of a Hylleraas and Ore correlated excition function and an overlap function of the hole-hole separation. The results are tabulated for CuCl, CuBr, Cu2O, and for a number of II-VI compounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1570-1580
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1973

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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