## Solid State PhysicsThis book provides an introduction to the field of solid state physics for undergraduate students in physics, chemistry, engineering, and materials science. |

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If one wishes to regard electrons as carrying the current, then the unoccupied

levels make no contribution; if one wishes to regard the

current, then the electrons make no contribution. One may, however, regard

some ...

If one wishes to regard electrons as carrying the current, then the unoccupied

levels make no contribution; if one wishes to regard the

**holes**as carrying thecurrent, then the electrons make no contribution. One may, however, regard

some ...

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To deduce the dependence on V of the current that flows when a p-n junction is "

biased" by the application of an external voltage, we must consider separately

the currents of electrons and

shall ...

To deduce the dependence on V of the current that flows when a p-n junction is "

biased" by the application of an external voltage, we must consider separately

the currents of electrons and

**holes**. Throughout the discussion that follows weshall ...

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(unbiased) that prevails within the layer. The resulting generation current is

insensitive to the size of the potential drop across the depletion layer, since any

9 2.

(unbiased) that prevails within the layer. The resulting generation current is

insensitive to the size of the potential drop across the depletion layer, since any

**hole**, having entered the layer from the n-side, will be swept through to the p-side.9 2.

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### Contents

The Drude 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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