Band Structure

  • Marius GrundmannEmail author
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


A treatment of electron states in one-dimensional potentials introduces into the concepts of band gap and effective mass. The band structures of various semiconductors are reviewed. The systematics of band gaps, symmetry considerations, band gaps in alloys, amorphous semiconductors and the effect of strain and temperature are discussed. Electron and hole dispersions are treated and the density of states in various dimensions is derived.


Dispersion Relation Valence Band Band Structure Zone Boundary Phonon Dispersion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Experimentelle Physik IIUniversität LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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