Cadmium sulfide (CdS) is one of the most significant wide band gap semiconductors, and knowledge of the phase transformation of CdS under high temperature and pressure is especially important for its applications. The pressure-temperature phase diagram and the phase transformation pathways of CdS have been investigated by using density functional theory combined with quasiharmonic approximation. Our results indicated that under ambient conditions, wz-CdS is a stable phase, while under high temperature and pressure, rs-CdS becomes the stable phase. It is also found that zb-CdS is an intermediate phase in transforming from rs-CdS to wz-CdS. Therefore, although there are no zb-CdS phase regions in the CdS pressure-temperature phase diagram, zb-CdS can be found in some prepared experiments.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2014 Jul 28|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry