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Because two levels in the same band whose wave vectors differ by a reciprocal

lattice vector are, in fact, identical, the ... In the alkali metals the filled bands lie far

below the

Because two levels in the same band whose wave vectors differ by a reciprocal

lattice vector are, in fact, identical, the ... In the alkali metals the filled bands lie far

below the

**conduction band**, and the excitation of**conduction band**electrons to ...Page 568

The electrons will be found almost exclusively in levels near the

minima, while the holes will be confined to the neighborhood of the valence band

maxima. Therefore the energy vs. wave vector relations for the carriers can ...

The electrons will be found almost exclusively in levels near the

**conduction band**minima, while the holes will be confined to the neighborhood of the valence band

maxima. Therefore the energy vs. wave vector relations for the carriers can ...

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Thus the electronic energy levels do not have to be recomputed for the excited

configuration and the first excited state will lie an energy £c — £,, above the

energy of the ground state, where £,. is the

...

Thus the electronic energy levels do not have to be recomputed for the excited

configuration and the first excited state will lie an energy £c — £,, above the

energy of the ground state, where £,. is the

**conduction band**minimum and £t, the...

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### Contents

The Dmle Theory of Metals | 1 |

The Sommerfeld Theory of Metals | 29 |

Failures of the Free Electron Model | 57 |

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Solid State Physics: Advances in Research and Applications, Volume 42 Henry Ehrenreich Limited preview - 1989 |

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