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Band structure

Thomas Ihn

in Semiconductor Nanostructures: Quantum states and electronic transport

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199534425
eISBN:
9780191715297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534425.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter reviews the elements of band structure calculations, and introduces Bloch's theorem and the first Brillouin zone. It discusses various techniques for performing bandstructure ... More


ELECTRONS

J. M. Ziman

in Electrons and Phonons: The Theory of Transport Phenomena in Solids

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507796
eISBN:
9780191709937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507796.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter begins with a discussion of the free electron model. It then discusses the effect of the periodic lattice, Brillouin zones, band structure and the Fermi surface, Coulomb interaction, the ... More


Electron band structure and its modifications

P. K. Basu

in Theory of Optical Processes in Semiconductors: Bulk and Microstructures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198526209
eISBN:
9780191706790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526209.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter discusses the band structure and behaviour of the band edge effective masses of semiconductors such as Si, GaAs, and ZnSe, which are representatives of Group IV elemental semiconductors, ... More


Minority rule

John Orton

in The Story of Semiconductors

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199559107
eISBN:
9780191712975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559107.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

This chapter describes the work leading to the invention of the point-contact transistor at Bell Labs in 1947 by John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, and William Shockley, together with Shockley's later ... More


Strained layers

P. K. Basu

in Theory of Optical Processes in Semiconductors: Bulk and Microstructures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198526209
eISBN:
9780191706790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526209.003.0016
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter begins by discussing the critical thickness and origin of strain in epilayers. It then discusses the deformation potential theory for strain and band structure alteration. It considers ... More


Calculation of Physical Properties Using the OLCAO Method

Wai-yim Ching and Paul Rulis

in Electronic Structure Methods for Complex Materials: The orthogonalized linear combination of atomic orbitals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199575800
eISBN:
9780191740992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575800.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter lists many of the common physical properties that can be easily calculated using the OLCAO method discussed in Chapter 3. The most fundamental quantities are the band structures, density ... More


Interband magneto - optical effects

P. K. Basu

in Theory of Optical Processes in Semiconductors: Bulk and Microstructures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198526209
eISBN:
9780191706790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526209.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The behaviour of a semiconductor in the presence of a high magnetic field is different from its behaviour in the absence of a field discussed so far. This chapter first discusses the effect of a ... More


Electronic structure of selected inorganic chains

Enric Canadell, Marie-Liesse Doublet, and Christophe Iung

in Orbital Approach to the Electronic Structure of Solids

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199534937
eISBN:
9780191774935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534937.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter analyzes the electronic structure of selected inorganic chains and the relationship between this structure and the conduction properties. These include considering the electronic ... More


Appendices

S. D. Ganichev and W. Prettl

in Intense Terahertz Excitation of Semiconductors

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528302
eISBN:
9780191713637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528302.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This appendix presents the spin splitting in the band structure of two-dimensional semiconductor systems, which is important for terahertz radiation driven spin-photocurrents. Rashba and Dresselhaus ... More


Band structure of semiconductors

B. K. Ridley FRS

in Quantum Processes in Semiconductors

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199677214
eISBN:
9780191760624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677214.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter focuses on the electronic band structures of semiconductors, first by considering the crystal Hamiltonian whose expression can be derived by dividing the electrons into core and valence ... More


EFFECTIVE-MASS THEORY

A.M. Stoneham

in Theory of Defects in Solids: Electronic Structure of Defects in Insulators and Semiconductors

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507802
eISBN:
9780191709920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507802.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter presents a careful discussion of effective mass theory, avoiding the common errors and misunderstandings. The theory is developed so that it can be linked to experiment in succeeding ... More


Electronic Excitations in Semiconductors

Alexey A. Toropov and Tatiana V. Shubina

in Plasmonic Effects in Metal-Semiconductor Nanostructures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199699315
eISBN:
9780191799433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699315.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter presents a general description and calculation of the electronic band structures in III–V and II–VI semiconductors with both zinc-blende and wurtzite crystal structures. Relevant ... More


Ultracold gases in optical lattices: basic concepts

Maciej Lewenstein, Anna Sanpera, and Verònica Ahufinger

in Ultracold Atoms in Optical Lattices: Simulating quantum many-body systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199573127
eISBN:
9780191775048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573127.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter describes basic methods to realise optical potentials and optical lattices, listing in detail what can be controlled in ultracold atomic systems. It revisits the properties of ... More


Electronic structure of one-dimensional systems: basic notions

Enric Canadell, Marie-Liesse Doublet, and Christophe Iung

in Orbital Approach to the Electronic Structure of Solids

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199534937
eISBN:
9780191774935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534937.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter considers how to build and analyse the band structure of a periodic compound taking into account its crystal structure. It discusses Bloch and crystal orbitals; the electronic structure ... More


Application to trans-polyacetylene

Enric Canadell, Marie-Liesse Doublet, and Christophe Iung

in Orbital Approach to the Electronic Structure of Solids

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199534937
eISBN:
9780191774935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534937.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter examines the electronic structure of the trans-polyacetylene chain, (C2H2)n. The discussions cover the electronic structure of ethylene; the main aspects of the band structure for ... More


Application to polyacene

Enric Canadell, Marie-Liesse Doublet, and Christophe Iung

in Orbital Approach to the Electronic Structure of Solids

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199534937
eISBN:
9780191774935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534937.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter examines the electronic structure of polyacene (C4H2)n using the ideas developed in Chapters 3 and 6. This system may be associated with several Lewis structures with single and double ... More


Optical and electronic properties

Victor F. Petrenko and Robert W. Whitworth

in Physics of Ice

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198518945
eISBN:
9780191707247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198518945.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

This chapter considers the interaction of electromagnetic waves with ice at frequencies ranging from radio waves to the ultraviolet. There are windows of transparency at radio/microwave frequencies ... More


Extended systems

Carsten A. Ullrich

in Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory: Concepts and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563029
eISBN:
9780191775130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563029.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter deals with the electron dynamics in extended systems; more precisely, three-dimensional periodic solids. It begins with a brief review of electronic band-structure theory, explaining the ... More


Topological spin current

E. Saitoh

in Spin Current

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199600380
eISBN:
9780191775062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600380.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter discusses another type of equilibrium spin current similar to the exchange spin current – the topological spin current. Topological spin currents are driven by topological band structure ... More


The Parameterization of Band Structures: Applications to Semiconductors

J. B. Ketterson

in The Physics of Solids

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198742906
eISBN:
9780191821523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742906.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The time involved to calculate many k-points can be excessive even if an accurate band structure is available. Therefore it is convenient to have some sort of scheme to fit the energy bands with some ... More


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