Electronic Properties of Materials: An Introduction for by Rolf E. Hummel

By Rolf E. Hummel

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16, the veetors b 1 , b 2 , b 3 are inserted into a eube of length 2/a. We note immediately an important result. The end points of the reeiproeallattiee veetors of a bee erystal are at the center of the edges of a cube. This means that points ofthe reciprocallattice ofthe bcc structure are identical with the lattice points in areallattice of the fee structure. Conversely, the reciprocallattice points of the fee structure and the real1attiee points of the bcc structure are identical. 44 I. 17. First Brillouin zone of the body-centered cubic crystaI structure.

7. rjJ function meeting a potential barrier. 38) A+B=C. , (dt/lddx) == (dt/ln/dx) . 39) With x = 0, one can write AiOl. - BiOl. = -yc. 38) yields A =~(l + i~) and B= C( 2. y) 1-;; . 42) From this, the t/I function in regions I and II can be expressed in terms of an amplitude C. 43) which expresses that the amplitude decreases in region II exponentially, as shown in Fig. 7. The decrease is faster the larger y is chosen, that is, for large potential barriers Vo . If the potential barrier is only moderately high and the barrier relatively narrow, the electron wave t/ln continues on the opposite side.

Wigner-Seitz cell for the body-centered structure. 39 5. 12. Conventional unit cell of the fee structure. In the cell which is marked black, the atoms are situated on the corners and faces ofthe cubes. In the white ce1l, the atoms are at the centers of the edges. 13. Wigner-Seitz cell for the fee structure. It is constructed from the white cell which is marked in Fig. 12. 5. Translation Vectors and the Reciprocal Lattice In Fig. 14(a) the fundamental vectors t 1 , t 2 , t 3 are inserted in a unit cell ofa cubic primitive lattice.

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