physica status solidi (b)
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Inside Back Cover: Electronic structure of antimony selenide (Sb2Se3) from GW calculations (Phys. Status Solidi B 3/2011)
The article by R. Vadapoo and coworkers (pp. 700–705) reports the electronic structure of the Sb2Se3 crystal using first-principles calculations. The material is receiving increasing attention due to its ability to get synthesized in different types of nanostructures and to form nanosize heterostructures with other similar lattices. The authors find that the density of states is packed with van Hove singularities typical of confinements in one dimension. The results are not surprising considering the Sb2Se3 structure that can be described as an array of weakly bonded 1D nanoribbons. The calculations detailed in this article will certainly be of much help to many researchers looking for designs of engineered nanostructures based on lattices of the Sb2Se3 type.