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## Summary:

- Potential Energy (P.E.) and Kinetic Energy (K.E.) of an electron

## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hi,

Can anyone explain the concept of K.E. and P.E. in a semiconductor?

Why Ec (lower level of Conduction Band) is considered as P.E. ? and why the Difference between the higher energy state and Ec is Kinetic energy ?

I understand it if I look at the Bohr model but I am not clear how to look at P.E. and K.E. in an Energy Band diagram.

Thank you.

Can anyone explain the concept of K.E. and P.E. in a semiconductor?

Why Ec (lower level of Conduction Band) is considered as P.E. ? and why the Difference between the higher energy state and Ec is Kinetic energy ?

I understand it if I look at the Bohr model but I am not clear how to look at P.E. and K.E. in an Energy Band diagram.

Thank you.