Reading the band structure plot software

Basics of Semiconductor Physics pp 23-50 | Cite as

Part of the Heidelberger Taschenbücher book series (HTB, volume 71)


We saw in the first chapter that the energy spectrum of the electrons in a semiconductor consists of two areas, the "valence band" and the "conduction band". Both bands are separated by a forbidden zone which (apart from discrete impurity terms) contains no states that can be occupied by electrons. This oversimplified model of a Band structure we want to develop now.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1. Institute for Theoretical Physics (II) University of MarburgLahn, Germany