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Band Structure Lab Exercise

By Gerhard Klimeck1, Parijat Sengupta1, Dragica Vasileska2

1. Purdue University 2. Arizona State University

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Abstract

Investigations of the electron energy spectra of solids form one of the most active fields of research. Knowledge of band theory is essential for application to specific problems such as Gunn diodes, tunnel diodes, photo-detectors etc. There are several standard methods to compute the band structure of solids and confined devices (such as wells, wires, and dots) carved out of them. We will use the Band structure lab to generate the band diagrams of several materials and devices. A full list of options and a brief description is available on the tool page

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  • Gerhard Klimeck; Parijat Sengupta; Dragica Vasileska (2010), "Band Structure Lab Exercise," https://nanohub.org/resources/9233.

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