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As I understand it, an exciton is created when an electron is liberated from the valence band of a semiconductor, but...
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Say we had a material which contains nanoparticles with uniaxial magnetic anisotropy - single domain...
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I'm having a bit of trouble understanding what's going on with the energy diagram of a PN junction. For your normal...
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I'm trying to get my head around the step function and the energy states of the quantum well. What I've got so far is...
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I have two questions regarding rotational kinetic energy. I know that rotational kinetic energy is defined as: KE...
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Background: I have a BS in CompSci, not Physics, so if this question stuns you in its naivete, please forgive me. In...
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I have been trying in many locations (unsuccessfully) to find the electrical permittivity value for heavy doped...
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Wave functions of a Kronig-Penny model with the limit (Uo →∞) are considered in this question. The wave functions for...
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Hi, i am running a hard disks molecular dynamics simulation. I would like to compare the radial distribution function...
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This is a question regarding time and atoms. My question is this: if one were able to stop the occurence of time, or...
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A few questions about BEC: A) When these bosons condensate, many particles fill the ground state. I read from...
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Hi. I have been looking at some lecture notes. What is not so clear for me is, how the imaginary part of the...
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Would a piezoelectric crystal create a negative voltage if held within a vacuum? Perhaps it's my misunderstanding of...
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I have been tripping over this for a while. If heat and sound are both essentially vibration, is it possible for...
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To determine the Fermi Energy for metals such as sodium, copper, gold, ect., one needs the Electron Concentration per...
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Hi all, I'm preparing a talk about Curie Temperature, and looking for some Ms(T) graphs in the web I've found some...
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hello. I'm studying a project on Thz radiation and have to establish what material would make a good THz detector....
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can any one tell me please what is the light spot in these picture ?
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Can we measure the band energy gap from Fluorescence spectra? If yes, in what way? the excitation spectra or the...
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Dear all, I think I'm having trouble with my radial distribution function (RDF) calculation and would greatly...
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I recently have a puzlle that what is the relation between the periodic part of Bloch function in primitive cell...
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Why the numberof available configuration increase when air expand? (If P and T are constant.) For...
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Why"for small or stiff systems the dynamics is not ergodic"? For small system, the fluctuation of total energy...
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How to prove that wave function at \Gamma point can always be a real function? I know it is not true for general k...
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regards, i m doing my MSc in glass ceramic, i ve read in journals saying that when glass are heated above its...
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What is lithium gas? Lithium is a solid metal (At room temp). Is lithium gas super heated Lithium in gasious form?...
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Just want to check that I have got understanding correct. To compute molecular polarizability need to use method...
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Hello, I've been looking for a few rotational/vibrational diatomic molecular constants for N2 and O2. I've got a...
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Can any one recommend any books that cover k.p theory so that a beginner may be able to (eg) get a realistic programme...
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Can any one help with the attached integral involving step functions? This double integral is met in...
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Hi, I am fairly new to superconductivity (introductory college level). I have covered and grasped the basics but was...
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