Extreme pressure conditions of bas based materials: Detailed study of structural changes, band gap engineering, elastic constants and mechanical properties
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A Density Functional Theory (DFT) study has been performed in order to investigate behaviour of barium sulfide (BaS) at high pressures, and relationship between computed properties, in great detail. Novel predicted and previously synthesized BaS modifications have been calculated using Local Density Approximations (LDA) and Generalized Gradient Approximation (GGA) functionals. In particular, a detailed investigation of structural changes and its corresponding volume effect up to 100 GPa, with gradual pressure increase, has been performed from the first principles. Band gap engineering of the experimentally observed BaS phases at high pressures has been simulated and structure-property relationship is investigated. For each of the predicted and experimentally observed BaS structures, elastic constants and mechanical properties under compression have been investigated (e.g. ductility/brittleness, hardness, anisotropy). This study offers a new perspective of barium sulphide as a high pres...sure material with application in ceramics, optical and electrical technologies.