[Pw_forum] Doubt in spin orbit coupling

Padmaja Patnaik padmaja_patnaik at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jun 9 06:43:37 CEST 2011

Hi All

I have a querry regarding spin orbit coupling. While doing calcualtions with a semiconductor with a heavy element as impurity, is it necessary to do spin-orbit coupling? I am using scalar-relavistic pseudopotential for the impurity element. 

Thanks in advance.

Padmaja Patnaik

Research Scholar

Dept of Physics

IIT Bombay

Mumbai, India
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