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I What are s and p bands

  1. Aug 12, 2016 #1
    I notice this term coming up a lot in talks about solid state physics.
    Can anyone tell me starting from Blochs theory of the formation of bands what determines their s and p character?
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  3. Aug 13, 2016 #2


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    If they are made up predominantly from s or p orbitals on the atoms in a tight binding approximation?
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