Numéro
J. Phys. Colloques
Volume 41, Numéro C8, Août 1980
Fourth International Conference on Liquid and Amorphous Metals
Page(s) C8-441 - C8-442
DOI https://doi.org/10.1051/jphyscol:19808110
Fourth International Conference on Liquid and Amorphous Metals

J. Phys. Colloques 41 (1980) C8-441-C8-442

DOI: 10.1051/jphyscol:19808110

CALCULATIONS OF ELECTRONIC STATES IN THE MUFFIN TIN MODEL OF A LIQUID METAL

L. Huisman1, L. Schwartz1 et A. Bansil2

1  Department of Physics, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02254, U.S.A.
2  Department of Physics, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, U.S.A.


Abstract
We consider the application of the effective medium approximation (EMA) to the muffin tin model of a liquid metal. The theory is applied to a model in which the atomic potentials are represented by a single resonant l = 0 phase shift and the EMA spectrum is compared with the results of several other approximations. Our calculations indicate that the EMA density of states exhibits surprisingly sharp structure and, also, that for certain E and k, the EMA leads to negative spectral densities.