Principles and Methods of Band Theory

  • L. Pincherle
Part of the Optical Physics and Engineering book series (OPEG)


Band theory is based on the one-electron approximation and relies essentially on the Hartree—Fock equations. Modern many-body theory has shown when and how we can use these equations which, for electrons in solids, are in most cases reliable and useful.


Irreducible Representation Spherical Harmonic Reciprocal Lattice Primitive Cell Augmented Plane Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Pincherle
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  1. 1.University of LondonLondonEngland

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