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Does this mean what I think it means?

  1. Sep 2, 2007 #1
    Hi - I was reading a physics thesis paper for a friend (proofreading) and I kind of deduced this point from his paper (one paragraph from it):

    The energy levels of an atom become the energy bands of a solid... Now could this be because of the energy that would need to be radiated in order for an electron to move from, let's say, the valence band to the conduction band? And if you were to draw the potential energy diagrams, it would be similar to a diagram of energy bands in a solid?

    I'm a little bit confused and just to let you know, I'm a junior physics major, so don't throw anything hardcore at me :p
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2007
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