Total Energy and Electronic States of CdSe Nanoparticles


  • Victor Zavodinsky Institute of Applied Mathematics, Khabarovsk Division, Khabarovsk, 680000, Russia
  • Olga Gorkusha Institute of Applied Mathematics, Khabarovsk Division, Khabarovsk, 680000, Russia
  • Alexander Kuzmenko South-West State University, Kursk, 305040, Russia



The authors fulfilled calculations of the total energy and electronic states of CdnSen nanoparticle:“wurzite”, “sphalerite” and “rock-salt” types of the structure. It was shown that at n ≤ 72 the “rock-salt” type is the most favorable energetically. However the extrapolation of the behavior of the energy per Cd-Se atomic pair shows that for n > 130 (corresponding to a size of about 2 nm), particles with a “wurtzite” structure can be more advantageous. Particles of the “wurtzite” and “rock-salt” types have an electronic structure with an energy gap. For particles with the “wurtzite”structure, the gap width decreases with increasing particle size: from 3.3 eV to 2.2 eV as the particle increases from 0.5 nm to 1.5 nm. For particles of the “rock-salt” type, the gap width grows slightly, remaining about 3 eV.“Sphalerite”-type particles have a metal-like electronic structure.


Nanoparticles, Cadmium selenide, Total energy, Energetic gap, Modeling with pseudopotentials


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Zavodinsky, V., Gorkusha, O., & Kuzmenko, A. (2022). Total Energy and Electronic States of CdSe Nanoparticles. Semiconductor Science and Information Devices, 4(1), 1–7.


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