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Carriers in Ag. Are these excited conduction electrons?

  1. Oct 29, 2014 #1
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    I am attempting to solve a question which asks the carriers in Ag.

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    Is the use of the word 'Carriers' simply another way of saying excited conduction electrons?

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  3. Oct 29, 2014 #2

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    Carriers mean charged particles, free to move in electric field. Ag is metal. What are the free carriers in a metal?

    What do you know about the band structure of metals? What is conduction band?
     
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