Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Volume 17 (2013)
An algebraic geometry method for calculating DOS for 2D tight binding models
Pages: 1343 – 1355
An algebraic geometry method is used to calculate the moments of the electron density of states as a function of the energy for lattices in the tight binding approximation. Interpreting the moments as the Mellin transform of the density allows writing down a formula for the density as an inverse Mellin transform. The method is illustrated by working out the density function for the two-dimensional square and honeycomb lattices.