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Appeared in Year: 2016
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The energy vs wave vector relationship near the bottom of a band for a solid can be approximation as , where the lattice constant . The values of and are and , respectively. At the bottom of the conduction band, the ratio of the effective mass of the electron to the mass of fee electron is . (Give your answer up to two decimal placed)
(Take mass of free electron )
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The tight binding energy dispersion relation for electrons in a one – dimensional array of atoms having lattice constant and total length is, ; where and are constants and is the wave – vector.
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Appeared in Year: 2011
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The effective mass of electrons in the band is given by,
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The atomic density of a solid is . Its electrical resistivity is . Assume that electrical conduction is described by the Drude model (classical theory), and that each atom contributes one conduction electron.
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The relaxation time (mean free time), in seconds, of the conduction electrons is –
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The drift mobility (in ) of the conduction electrons is –
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