Bulk Band Structure: a Simulation Exercise

By Dragica Vasileska1, Gerhard Klimeck2

1. Arizona State University 2. Purdue University

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Abstract

This simulation exercise teaches the students about band structure of indirect and direct bandgap materials, the optical gaps, the concept of the effective mass and the influence of spin-orbit coupling on the valence bandstructure.

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  • Dragica Vasileska; Gerhard Klimeck (2008), "Bulk Band Structure: a Simulation Exercise," http://nanohub.org/resources/5201.

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