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Flat band voltage, Fermi level

  1. Feb 5, 2012 #1

    I would like to get suggestions about the physical meaning of the (1) flat-band voltage and the (2) Fermi-level.

    Before being marked as newbie, I'd like to point out that I know how to calculate them and know that the
    (1) flat band voltage is the one which you apply, the energy band will be straight
    (2) the Fermi-level is the energy level where the probability of occupancy for electrons is 1/2.

    So I know the calculations and these definitions but I am somehow struggling with linking them to straight understandable physical phenomenons...can somebody please explain.

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