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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.

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  1. InAs: Evolution of iso-energy surfaces for heavy, light, and split-off holes due to uniaxial strain.

    25 May 2010 | Contributor(s):: Abhijeet Paul, Denis Areshkin, Gerhard Klimeck

    Movie was generated using Band Structure Lab tool at nanoHUB and allows to scan over four parameters:Hole energy measured from the top of the corresponding band (i.e. the origin of energy scales for LH and SOH is different)Strain direction: [001], [110], [111]Carrier type: LH, HH, SOHStrain...

  2. Electronic band structure

    12 Apr 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Gerhard Klimeck

    In solid-state physics, the electronic band structure (or simply band structure) of a solid describes ranges of energy in which an electron is "forbidden" or "allowed". The band structure is also often called the dispersion or the E(k) relationship. It is a mathematical relationship between the...

  3. Band Structure Lab Demonstration: Bulk Strain

    12 Jun 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck

    This video shows an electronic structure calculation of bulk Si using Band Structure Lab. Several powerful features of this tool are demonstrated.

  4. Piece-Wise Constant Potential Barriers Tool Demonstration: Bandstructure Formation with Finite Superlattices

    11 Jun 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck, Benjamin P Haley

    This video shows the simulation and analysis of a systems with a series of potential barriers. Several powerful analytic features of Piece-wise Constant Potential Barrier Tool (PCPBT) are demonstrated.