Semiconductor Statistics

  • Karlheinz Seeger
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 40)


The periodic potential distribution of an electron in a crystal shown in Fig. 2.4 involves N discrete levels if the crystal contains N atoms, as we have seen in Fig. 2.8. A discussion of these levels can be confined to the first Brillouin zone. We saw in the last chapter that due to the crystal periodicity, the electron wave functions, which in one dimension are ψ(x) = u (x) exp (i k x), also have to be periodic (Bloch functions).


Fermi Energy Entropy Density Impurity Level Occupation Probability Internal Energy Density 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karlheinz Seeger
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  1. 1.Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für FestkörperphysikWienAustria
  2. 2.Institut für FestkörperphysikUniversität WienWienAustria

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