4. The Electronic Level I: An Overview of Band Theory

  1. John N. Lalena1 and
  2. David A. Cleary2

Published Online: 17 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470567548.ch4

Principles of Inorganic Materials Design, Second Edition

Principles of Inorganic Materials Design, Second Edition

How to Cite

Lalena, J. N. and Cleary, D. A. (2010) The Electronic Level I: An Overview of Band Theory, in Principles of Inorganic Materials Design, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470567548.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Evergreen State College, USA

  2. 2

    Gonzaga University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 12 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470404034

Online ISBN: 9780470567548

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Keywords:

  • electronic level I, band theory - electronic structure and transport properties;
  • reciprocal space;
  • Bloch sum of atomic orbitals basis set (LCAO method)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Many-Body Schrödinger Equation

  • Bloch's Theorem

  • Reciprocal Space

  • A Choice of Basis Sets

  • Understanding Band-Structure Diagrams

  • Breakdown of the Independent Electron Approximation

  • Density Functional Theory – The Successor to the Hartree–Fock Approach

  • Practice Problems

  • References