Distinguish electron-like and hole-like orbits in reciprocal space, with reference to the Brillouin Zones
So I have a solid state and thermodynamic exam next week and I've been going through some of the previous exams from years gone by to prepare. I came across this question "Distinguish electron-like ...
I have a doubt about the understanding of drift velocities in a current. My problem is that the textbook speaks very loosely about this. It's like: "well, if we apply a field $E$ then the charges will ...
In Sommerfeld theory for metals, after determining all of the possible levels for a single electron, one says that we build up a state for a system with $N$ electrons by filling up those levels, ...
What are the specific electronic properties that make an atom ferromagnetic versus simply paramagnetic?
As I understand it, paramagnetism is similar in its short-term effect to ferromagnetism (spins of the electrons line up with the magnetic field, etc.), though apparently the effect is weaker. What is ...
Generally, there are two ways for electrons to lose their wave-like properties in a solid material. One is by way of collisions that cause changes in the energy and momentum of the electron. The other ...