In solid-state physics, the electronic band structure of a solid describes ranges of energy that an electron is "forbidden" or "allowed" to have. It is a function of the diffraction of the quantum mechanical electron waves in the periodic crystal lattice with a specific crystal system and Bravais lattice. The band structure of a material determines several characteristics, in particular its electronic and optical properties. More information on Band structure can be found here.
Periodic Potentials and the Kronig-Penney Model
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01 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska
This material describes the derivation of the Kronig-Penney model for delta-function periodic potentials.
Tight-Binding Band Structure Calculation Method
02 Jun 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
This set of slides describes on simple example of a 1D lattice, the basic idea behind the Tight-Binding Method for band structure calculation.
Tutorial on Semi-empirical Band Structure Methods
06 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska
This tutorial explains in details the Empirical Pseudopotential Method for the electronic structure calculation, the tight-binding method and the k.p method. For more details on the Empirical Pseudopotential Method listen to the following presentation:Empirical Pseudopotential Method Described...