## Introduction to solid state physics |

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Square lattice, free electron energies, (a) Show for a simple square lattice (two

dimensions) that the kinetic energy of a free ... Find an expression for the

imaginary part of the wavevector in the

Brillouin ...

Square lattice, free electron energies, (a) Show for a simple square lattice (two

dimensions) that the kinetic energy of a free ... Find an expression for the

imaginary part of the wavevector in the

**energy gap**at the boundary of the firstBrillouin ...

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364 Table I Values of the

in semiconductors, at absolute zero and at room temperature (i = indirect gap; d =

direct gap) * HgTe is a semimetal; the bands overlap. General references: D.

364 Table I Values of the

**energy gap**between the valence and conduction bandsin semiconductors, at absolute zero and at room temperature (i = indirect gap; d =

direct gap) * HgTe is a semimetal; the bands overlap. General references: D.

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capacity is found14 to be one-half of the gap. In Fig. 10b we see that the heat ...

**Energy Gap**The**energy gap**in superconductors is of an entirely different naturethan the

**energy gap**in insulators.13 The argument of the exponential in the heatcapacity is found14 to be one-half of the gap. In Fig. 10b we see that the heat ...

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### Contents

CRYSTAL STRUCTURE | 1 |

CRYSTAL DIFFRACTION AND THE RECIPROCAL LATTICE | 43 |

CRYSTAL BINDING | 95 |

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