Polymorphism of boron phosphide: Theoretical and experimental assessments [post]

Vladimir L. Solozhenko, Samir F. Matar
2022 unpublished
Stable crystal structures of wurtzite (w-BP) and recently discovered rhombohedral (rh-BP) polymorphic modifications of boron phosphide were obtained based on crystal chemistry rationale and unconstrained geometry optimization calculations within the density functional theory (DFT), and compared with known cubic polymorph (c-BP). Both w-BP and rh-BP are mechanically (elastic constants) and dynamically (phonons) stable and exhibit thermodynamic and mechanical properties very close to those of
more » ... . The electronic band structures depict semi-conducting behavior with band gap magnitudes close to 0.5 eV for cubic and rhombohedral polymorphs and 1 eV for w-BP.
doi:10.26434/chemrxiv-2022-kmh23 fatcat:ky25zgqlvnevpmrpg2mbt3ljiu