Unformatted text preview: energy (use the wavelength from the above bullet). Lecture 28 Ceramics, Semiconductors and Nanotechnology READINGS: Modern Materials Interchapter, pp. 656-669. Understand These Concepts • Describe the band structure of p- and n-type semiconductors. • Describe how solar cells and LED’s work (i.e. what the electron transitions are and why they either absorb or emit light) and how they are related to each other. • Compare and contrast the terms power and energy. • Discuss the amount of solar energy available on the planet and the challenges associated in harnessing that energy. • Understand the general definition of nanotechnology and be familiar with some of the applications of nanomaterials. Master These Skills • Calculate energy available in kWh. • Calculate energy consumption from power and vice versa....
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