Bloch Electron Dynamics


Newtonian equations of motion for the Bloch electron are derived and discussed in this chapter. “Electrons” (“holes”), which appear in the Hall coefficient mesurements, are generated near the Fermi surface on the negative (positive) curvature side of the surface.


Wave Packet Fermi Surface Lorentz Force Newtonian Equation Centripetal Force 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity at Buffalo, The State University of New YorkBuffaloUSA
  2. 2.Research DivisionThe National Center for University Entrance ExaminationsTokyoJapan

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