1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Valence band mixing

  1. Sep 18, 2013 #1
    What does "valence band mixing" means?

    Could you provide me some reference about it?
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 18, 2013 #2


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor

    To throw out a guess, I'd say that it's the mixing of different materials that have different valance band energy levels. But that's just a guess.
  4. Mar 11, 2014 #3
    valence band mixing refers to the situation that the energy states of electrons in the valence band is not purely heavy hole, light hole or split-off, but a possible superposition of those three.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook