Accession Number : AD0717602

Title :   Energy Levels in Three-Dimensional Crystals.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE BUREAU OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Byatt,W. W. ; Chang,Peter

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : In the report the authors examine the question of energy levels in three-dimensional crystals. With the Schrodinger equation it became clear that the form of the crystal potential will affect the eigenvalue spectrum E. They therefore surveyed presently-used methods for the construction of the crystal potential. The eigenvalue spectrum, E, becomes a set of bands in a crystal. The authors also review methods used in the calculation of the energy band structure in solids. Finally they discuss the question of the energy band structure in crystals where there may be a random component of the potential present. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METALS, *BAND THEORY OF SOLIDS), WAVE FUNCTIONS, MOLECULAR ENERGY LEVELS, CRYSTAL LATTICES, ALLOYS

Subject Categories : Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE