The lattice dynamics of beryllium, a metal with hexagonal close-packed structure and two atoms per unit cell, is investigated within the framework of Harrison's first-principles pseudopotential theory, using (i) the Slater approximation for the conduction-band-core exchange, and (ii) a modified dielectric-screening function employing the Kohn-Sham approximation for exchange among the conduction electrons. The energy-wave-number characteristic F(q) is constructed from the Hartree-Fock-Slater (HFS) wave function for Be++; this is used to calculate the phonon dispersion relations in the , [011̅ 0], and [112̅ 0] directions. Good agreement is obtained with neutron diffraction experiments. The three independent elastic shear constants are also calculated from F(q); good agreement with experiment is obtained for C and C′, but only fair results obtain for c44.
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Walter, F. K., & Cutler, P. H. (1970). Lattice Dynamics of Beryllium from a First-Principles Nonlocal Pseudopotential Approach. Physical Review B, 2(6), 1733-1742. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.2.1733