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This is illustrated in fig. 4 (a) The horizontal dashed lines at +1 and at −1 show the upper and lower limits of the left-hand side of eq. 13). The smooth curve shows how the right-hand side of eq. 5 Å and V0 = 10 eV. It can be seen that there are only certain bands of energy where there can be allowed solutions of eq. 13) (around 1, 4, and 8 eV in this case), separated from each other by energy gaps where there are no allowed solutions. 5 Å and V0 = 10 eV). It can be seen that the band edges occur at q = 0 or π/(a + b), that is, where the left-hand side of eq.

19d) The results of eq. 19) are particularly elegant. They illustrate clearly how the band edge energies in the solid evolve both from the isolated well values (b = ∞) and at the opposite extreme from the ‘empty lattice’ results (b = 0). 4 The tight-binding method We outline in this section how the TB method can be used to successfully calculate the band structure of the K–P model from ‘first principles’. The calculation provides an excellent description of the energy spectrum for bound states up to relatively small interwell separations, b, and also illustrates several general features of the TB method.

As the magnitude of the covalent interaction, (U or Eh in eq. 30)) decreases with increasing atomic separation, we can predict that the band gap will decrease going down the series of purely covalent group IV semiconductors, from diamond (C) through Si and Ge to β-tin (Sn). We likewise expect it to decrease going down the series of polar III–V compounds, aluminium phosphide (AlP) through GaAs to indium antimonide (InSb). On the other hand, if we take a set of tetrahedral semiconductors from the same row of the Periodic Table (where the covalency is constant), then we would expect the band gap to increase with increasing ionicity, going for instance from Ge to GaAs and on to the II–VI semiconductor, zinc selenide (ZnSe).

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