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I have some channeltrons placed in a close-to-UHV environment (~10^-8 torr) where I suspect contamination. The...
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After looking at Umklapp scattering, I believe I have finally gotten most of it down, but a few things are still not...
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Hello, I am wondering, what is the difference between a vacancy and a defect in a solid solution? They both have...
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Hello, I am curious as to how the Universal Gas Constant, R, is important with regards to the rates in solids? It...
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I've read that electron doping in certain materials can lead to higher permittivity (for example, Nb in TiO2). This...
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I have posted questions similar to this over the past week, but I have never had a satisfactory answer. It is about...
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It is usually said that diffusion current cannot overcome potential barrier of 0.1 V. What exactly defines its ability...
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Why can't electrons move inside the valence band? Is that the Pauli exclusion principle - and is it true that the...
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Hello, I am having quite a bit of trouble really grasping Brillouin Zones and their relation to phonons, energy...
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Hi, I have question regarding why semiconductor is prefered in the field of radiation detection. I have read that...
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My book gives a treatment of this problem for crystal vibrations, but I don't really understand it. It says: There is...
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Hi, Iam reading the book Glen F. Knoll Radiation Detection and Measurements, and Iam having a trouble understanding...
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Hi, I have some Raman peaks and I know what their descriptions are. Some of them are symmetric dimer, some of them...
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Hi, * There is no bandgap for zigzag GNRs if the spin is neglected. In some of the studies in the literature, spin...
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Hi, The transmission of nano devices are generally done without cosidering the spin polarization. However, as I saw...
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For an electron in a periodic potential the Schrödinger equation has solutions for which there are large gaps in the...
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How the potential barrier from metal to semiconductor for electrons in the metal-semiconductor junction (Schottky...
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A common example of this is that when bringing N hydrogen atoms together into a ring. Far apart, assume each electron...
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Hi Everybody, I am learning solid state physics and read today through Kittel. I am still stuck at the proof of...
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Hello, I am having difficulty understand the method to finding lattice directions in a HCP unit cell. I don't...
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Hi Everybody, I am learning solid state physics using a German book called "Festkorperphysik" written by Gross and...
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Hi, I got a graphene dispersion on ebay but the graphene flakes cumulated at the bottom of the bottle. I'm trying...
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Hi, I've seen pictures like this one: Is...
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How do the effects of semiconductor semiconductor doping affect the Hall effect? For instance, consider number 4...
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How we can distinguish between different type of magnetic structures by simply looking at neutron diffraction data??
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Hi, I just got a small bottle of graphene dispersion (not GO) on ebay and put a small drop on a ciruit board as...
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Does anyone know of an article that has a good in-depth, side by side comparison of DFB edge emitting lasers and VCSEL...
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Hello all, I am somewhat confused in understanding the depletion region of a p-n junction diode.Everywhere a...
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Can someone explain why virtual phonons are necessary to explain BCS pairing in type I superconductors. I thought...
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Hi, I've recently read an introductory review of Bethe ansatz for antiferromagnetic spin-1/2 Heisenberg chains :...
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Equation in pink: I was absent so I was going through the slides and I saw that...
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Consider we have a \Lambda type three level system, the one upper level is denoted by 3, and the two lower levels are...
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Hi, I have a quick question. When constructing a semiconductor diode, the P-N junction is used to create a...
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What are the reasons (advantages) for using nitrogen when venting vacuum systems?
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Hello, I'm new in the realm of numerical analysis. I need to find the local probability density of energy P(E)...
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Recently a few friends and I were discussing the Fermi sea. One friend made the statement that if you could access...
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I've been playing around with some MD simulations, a field not really familiar to me. I put together a code in LAMMPS...
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Basically phonons in crystals can either be acoustic or optical according to my book. But then it stresses that a...
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In calculating the heat capacity of a solid due to the phonons in the low temperature limit, I am given the impression...
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