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ECE 606 Lecture 7: Energy Bands in Real Crystals

By Muhammad A. Alam

Purdue University

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  • E-k diagram/constant energy surfaces in 3D solids
  • Characterization of E-k diagram: Bandgap
  • Characterization of E-k diagram: Effective Mass
  • Conclusions


R. F. Pierret, "Advanced Semiconductor Fundamentals", Modular Series on Solid State Devices, Volume VI, Addison-Wesley, 1987, Chapter 3 (pages 71-77)

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EE 115, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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