Use of Brillouin Zone Folding in Magnetooptics

  • G. Dresselhaus
Part of the Nato Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 60)


Magnetooptical experiments are extremely important for the determination of the electronic (or lattice mode) structures of materials. For a number of these solids, the application of magnetooptical experiments is based on the use of the zone folding technique. This approach is well known for good metals where the free-electron dispersion relation (\( E\left( {\vec k} \right)\) = ħ2k2/2m*) is folded into a Brillouin zone appropriate to the crystal symmetry. The effect of the periodic potential is then treated in perturbation theory in the context of the zone-folded representation.


Brillouin Zone Magnetic Semiconductor Principle Calculation Intercalation Compound Band Parameter 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Dresselhaus
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  1. 1.Francis Bitter National Magnet LaboratoryMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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