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Valence band mixing

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

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


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    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.
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